Monthly Archives: March 2013

Book Review: Jesus the Messiah

Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King is a monumental work with a breadth of coverage and detail that is not often matched; it is not intended for a casual read nor quick study of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical studies, New Testament, Old Testament

Worthwhile reading

This past week there have been some excellent blogs to get us thinking, reflecting, praying. I may not agree with everything the bloggers post. That’s okay, because these people have some important things for us to read/hear. We cannot hide … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Reflection

An Unexpected Consequence

I am about ⅔ through the book by Dave Brunn, One Bible, Many Versions. The more I read, the more I appreciate his approach and how he presents the material. And it hit very close to home in an unexpected … Continue reading

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Is “acknowledge” enough?

In my translation work for our Sunday morning Bible study (Matthew), I was working on 10:32-33 this morning.  32 Πᾶς οὖν ὅστις ὁμολογήσει ἐν ἐμοὶ ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, ὁμολογήσω κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτῷ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ πατρός μου τοῦ ἐν °[τοῖς] οὐρανοῖς·  … Continue reading

Posted in New Testament, Translations | 4 Comments

One Bible, Many Versions

If you have read this blog over the past two years you know my interest in Bible translations and the theory behind each. One of the major debates/controversies in Bible translation is the approach taken, usually divided into two sides: … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 23:6 and NIV 2011

NIV 2011 offers many improvements in its translation over NIV 1984. Yet there are puzzling changes that seem odd at best. I wrote about the lack of a consistent translation of αγιοι, NIV eliminating “saints” totally from the New Testament.  … Continue reading

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NKJV Single Column

I have become a fan of single column text Bibles. Of the single column Bibles available, I think God’s Word (GW) translation has the best layout of any Bibles published. If you haven’t seen one, go to a bookstore and … Continue reading

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