On Monday, Jesus, after cursing a fig tree for not producing fruit, re-enters Jerusalem and raises quite the ruckus in the temple.
It is easy to forget what an enormous impact the King James Bible and the tradition of translations in the century before, all based on the original translation work of William Tyndale, had on the English language that we speak to this very day.
Christianity has made no bigger news in the art world as of late than with the premiere of Makoto ("Mako") Fujimura's illumination of the Four Holy Gospels, commissioned by Crossway for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible and released in a print edition with the English Standard Version gospels later this month. At the … Continue reading Keller Introduces Fujimura’s Gospels
Renowned abstract artist and writer Makoto Fujimura has recently posted an update regarding the illuminated edition of the Four Holy Gospels (English Standard Version) being released next year by Crossway Books & Bibles. "The leather-bound bible will feature five new large works and dozens of smaller 'letters' paintings as drop caps," all by Fujimura, the … Continue reading New Images of the Fujimura Gospels
This could be very big news on a couple of counts. One, this marks the return of illuminated manuscript-style bibles, and in the English Standard Version, one of today's most popular translations at that, especially among Reformed Protestants and one of the literary progeny of the King James Version. Two, it features a surprising artist, … Continue reading Fujimura to Illuminate Bible
It is no secret that I have had a certain enmity with Christmas for quite a few years now. As a child, I embraced Christmas as it was given me: Santa Claus, Christmas presents, television specials, and celebrations galore. Funny, the thing most unimportant about Christmas in those years was the fact that it was … Continue reading Finding My Christmas: A Personal Journey to Advent
Tyndale is releasing Holy Bible: Mosiac today. Again, I am incredibly excited about this concept. I would like to share that Tyndale is having a really cool contest for a deluxe edition of Mosiac. If you're impatient, you can also get one at Amazon. Please don't feel like I'm selling out by plugging a product. … Continue reading Update: Mosaic Releases Today
Check out the Holy Bible: Mosaic, featuring the New Living Translation, coming soon from Tyndale House. I think this is the freshest concept in bible publishing in a while. If nothing else, the re-inclusion of an abundance of art in a published bible is a breath of fresh air. Not only this, but the readings … Continue reading A Really Cool Concept. This is exciting.
Over the last couple of years, I've devoted several posts here to the issue of Bible translations. While, in my personal seminary training, I do not yet have enough of a grounding in languages to comment first hand on one-to-one correspondence in English translations, I have sat under several professors here at Southern Seminary well-versed … Continue reading My Stance on Translations
A few weeks ago, I asked the question: how do you perceive editions including Apocrypha of traditionally Evangelical Protestant translations of the Bible? I got very little response. Yet the issue remains: two major Evangelical translations now feature editions with Apocrypha: The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha (Oxford University Press, 2009) and the New … Continue reading Reviews: ESV with Apocrypha and the NLT Catholic