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 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
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
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
My friend Bryan has posted an article entitled "Luther on Translation" featuring a couple of quotes by Martin Luther on not always translating the Bible literally. To those here (particularly at SBTS) who have such a heavy respect of Luther, these passages should be a signal to lay off some of the criticism of the … Continue reading Not so Literal Luther
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