A Really Cool Concept. This is exciting.

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.

My Stance on Translations

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

Reviews: ESV with Apocrypha and the NLT Catholic

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

Survey: "Evangelical" Translations with Apocrypha

With the coming publication of the English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha in a mere couple of days, the ESV will join the ranks of the very few conservative Evangelical Protestant-formed translations to include in at least one edition more than the 66 books we have traditionally considered canon. The ESV with Apocrypha is published … Continue reading Survey: "Evangelical" Translations with Apocrypha

Clarifications on Dynamic and Literal: Capturing the "Real" Meaning

I never meant for this blog to revolve around translations and editions of the Bible. Yet, time and time again, this is something that, when I bring it up, becomes a source of more conversation than any other single topic. In the responses to the previous post (which was really just a redirect to a … Continue reading Clarifications on Dynamic and Literal: Capturing the "Real" Meaning

Milton’s 400th Birthday

Today is the 400th birthday of John Milton. Well-known in his time as a social and political commentator, Milton is mainly known today for writing the epic Paradise Lost about humanity's creation and fall and its lesser-known companion piece Paradise Regained. Milton completed these pieces blind, dictating them to his daughter. Paradise Lost is particularly … Continue reading Milton’s 400th Birthday

A Little Repentance for Previous Posts (An Altered Position on the TNIV)

This has probably been a long time coming. I repent of some of my arguments against the use of Today's New International Version that I used in a paper presented a year ago for Dr. Russell Moore's Systematic Theology 1 class and, subsequently, posted in abridged form here on my blog. While I still think … Continue reading A Little Repentance for Previous Posts (An Altered Position on the TNIV)

Three Exciting New Study Bibles

I am going to probably post longer reviews of these later, at least the ESV Study Bible. In the meantime, here are my initial opinions of three of the latest study bibles to release to market (in chronological order). The NLT Study Bible, NIV Study Bible, and ESV Study Bible are all at the very, … Continue reading Three Exciting New Study Bibles

Finally, the ESV with Apocrypha

[REVISED 10/10/08]Yes, that's right. Oxford University Press has announced the development of The English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. I, for one, am incredibly excited. According to the website (emphasis in bold mine, for particular areas I found interesting):The English Standard Version Bible captures as far as possible the precise wording of the original biblical … Continue reading Finally, the ESV with Apocrypha