Archive for May, 2007

Why is it so hard to choose a Bible translation?

Posted: 29th May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

Joe Myzia has an interesting post about Bible translation philosophies on TNIV Truth, raising some great questions about how and why we each choose what type of Bible to use. I left a lengthy comment in his post, but wanted to explore the topic a little more here as well. First, a little bit of […]

This Lamp: The Modern Language Bible

Posted: 21st May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation
Comments Off on This Lamp: The Modern Language Bible

Rick Mansfield has posted his comments on The Modern Language Bible: New Berkeley Edition on This Lamp. The MLB was an early (~1950) effort to use modern language as a translation principle and move away from the archaic KJV. It would be interesting to compare the MLB to the New English Bible, which was first […]

A brief evening at the bookstore…

Posted: 21st May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books

I finally had a chance to get to the local Northwestern Christian bookstore and see some of the new Bibles that are out. I especially wanted to see the new printing of the NLTse Premium Slimline Reference Bible, which Rick Mansfield recently reviewed on This Lamp. I was a bit let down after reading his […]

Unfulfilled prophecy

Posted: 21st May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Faith & Theology

John Hobbins (Ancient Hebrew Poetry) has written some thoughts on unfulfilled prophecy and Biblical literalism that I found interesting to read in light of my previous summary of preterist eschatology.

Study bible list updated

Posted: 21st May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books
Comments Off on Study bible list updated

Fyi, Larry has added a guest review of Writings of St. Paul, 2nd Edition (Meeks & Fitzgerald) on Rick Mansfield’s THIS LAMP blog. I’ve updated the list of Study Bible reviews in my previous post.

Preterism, Redemptive history, etc.

Posted: 20th May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Faith & Theology

Joe Myzia recently posted a review of “The Apocalypse Code” by Hank Hanegraff, a book that apparently critiques evangelical eschatology, and especially the brand of dispensational premillennialism advocated by authors LaHaye and Lindsey, from a preterist viewpoint: “Hank’s view is that of partial preterism. Don’t let Hank fool you on his broadcast when he claims he’s not a […]

THIS LAMP…new Bible reviews

Posted: 15th May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books
Comments Off on THIS LAMP…new Bible reviews

Rick Mansfield has recently posted his notes on several specific Bibles from various publishers. His reviews are thorough and well worth reading. NLTse, “Premium Slimline Reference (Large Print) from Tyndale: “I don’t consider myself all that picky, but after three years of the NLTse’s existence, I still couldn’t find a decent copy for public use. […]

A Friend of Christ: NLTse Concern

Posted: 14th May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

Gary Zimmerli has posted on some concerns regarding the NLTse:  “I have been recommending the new NLTse, and plan on continuing to do so. It’s a fine translation, easy-to-read, and gives you the Word quickly and clearly… as long as you don’t look too close.” His concerns track with some of the notes I previously […]

Psalm 91 redux

Posted: 5th May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

I was looking at the NET Bible online and found that their text and notes for Psalm 91 offer up a possible explanation for the structure of verses 1-2 that I discussed below. First, verses 1-3 in the NET translation: As for you, the one who lives in the shelter of the sovereign One, and […]

Psalm 91:1-2

Posted: 1st May 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, Who abide in His shadow for life, Say to the Lord, “My Refuge, My Rock in Whom I trust.” Another inspirational verse. This one resonates with me because of the adaption that Michael Joncas did in his song “On Eagles’ Wings” (above), which my mom liked […]