Monthly Archives: January 2013

Evangelicals and Missions —Book Review

Contextualization in World Missions: Mapping and Assessing Evangelical Models by A. Scott Moreau, Kregel Academic, 2012. For the general reader or non-specialist, this book can be a challenging read. For those with extensive mission research and background, the author provides a … Continue reading

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Genesis 37-39 HCSB

Genesis 37:3 “coat of many colors” reflects the traditional rendering. The footnote has “Or, robe with long sleeves.” However, no source is listed as to why that could be a valid translation, or if that is a translation of something … Continue reading

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Genesis 28-36 HCSB

Genesis 28-31 Two items. The stark contrast in using Yahweh and LORD now comes to the forefront. Yahweh was standing there beside him, saying, “I am Yahweh, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you … Continue reading

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Genesis 21-27 HCSB

Genesis 21-23 No major translation issues or readability issues in this section. So far, Genesis 21–23 has been the best for oral reading. The only note I would make is the inconsistent use of Yahweh vs. LORD (21:33). Genesis 24-27 … Continue reading

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Genesis 15-20 HCSB

Genesis 15-17 The only issue I found in this section was how HCSB translated the Hebrew word, זְרוֹעַ, as “offspring” (which I think is good), but then in the New Testament translating the Greek word, σπέρμα (sperma), as “seed.” While … Continue reading

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Genesis 9-14 HCSB

Genesis 9-11 HCSB Two choices stand out that require note. The first choice is the description of Noah in 9:20 HCSB Noah, a man of the soil, was the first to plant a vineyard. NAS: Then Noah began farming and planted a vineyard. … Continue reading

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HCSB translation comments

I have decided to split the devotional reading from the HCSB evaluation posts. Here are some posts on the other site related to HCSB: Genesis 1-3 HCSB Genesis 4-5 HCSB And I will adjust the other posts and bring the … Continue reading

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