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. (footnote: “to be a framer”)
GW:  Noah, a farmer, was the first person to plant a vineyard.

I scratch my head on this choice. I grew up on a farm. We were described as “farmers (as well as “loggers”). But to be called “a man of soil” does not reflect contemporary English.

The second choice involves the awkward phrase from yesterday’s post, illustrated by inconsistency in today’s reading.

9:29 So Noah’s life lasted 950 years
10:32 Terah lived 205 years

The repeated use of “xxx’s life lasted” that was prevalent in Genesis 5, and followed in 9:29 now in 10:32 is translated more in line with contemporary English.

Otherwise, this was a good readable section of Scripture using HCSB.

Genesis 12-14 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. (footnote: “to be a framer”)
GW:  Noah, a farmer, was the first person to plant a vineyard.

I scratch my head on this choice. I grew up on a farm. We were described as “farmers (as well as “loggers”). But to be called “a man of soil” does not reflect contemporary English.

The second choice involves the awkward phrase from yesterday’s post, illustrated by inconsistency in today’s reading.

9:29 So Noah’s life lasted 950 years
10:32 Terah lived 205 years

The repeated use of “xxx’s life lasted” that was prevalent in Genesis 5, and followed in 9:29 now in 10:32 is translated more in line with contemporary English.

Otherwise, this was a good readable section of Scripture using HCSB.

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