Archive for June, 2007

Bible translation blog roundup

Posted: 29th June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation
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I’m working on jotting down some new posts re Bible translation, but wanted to link to some recent posts from elsewhere in blogland: Gary Zimmerli continues to wrestle with the NRSV and other translations, touching on funding for the National Council of Churches, issuing a well-stated call to focus our energy on the Bible’s message […]

What’s your theological worldview?

Posted: 26th June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Faith & Theology

I ran across the following poll while blog surfing… 60+ questions later and I find myself labeled as a Wesleyan, which I know absolutely nothing about, though I completely agree with the summary paragraph and did go to a Methodist church for a few years as a child. Guess it’s time for another book! You […]

Unconventional Christianity

Posted: 25th June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books
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Late last night I was looking on my bookshelf at the various things I’ve been reading over the past few years and realized that I’ve spent most of my time reading books that buck the traditional flow of things. I find a great deal of intellectual pleasure in digging out arguments against “conventional wisdom”, taking […]

Psalm 91, part 3

Posted: 25th June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation

An interesting discussion about the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) translation over at Gary Zimmerli’s A Friend of Christ blog has sent me looking back at a few of the Old Testament verses that I did translation comparisons on. In one of those, Psalm 91:1-2, the differences between translations (TNIV, HCSB, REB, NLTse) were significant […]

A breath of fresh air

Posted: 25th June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Bibles & Books

These days it seems like we rarely encounter things that truly take our breath away, at least in a positive manner. And perhaps Bible publishing isn’t the most amazing thing to make you sit up and pay attention, but Michael Hanegan of Radical Renovation blogged yesterday about a new TNIV edition from IBS. Called “The […]

Wizards, necromancers and soothsayers (oh my!)

Posted: 22nd June 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Translation
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Rick¬†Mansfield has begun to assemble an exhaustive¬†list of changes made to the revised ESV (2007) from the earlier edition (2001), a list which includes the attention-grabbing change from “wizards” to “necromancers” in Leviticus (19:31, 20:6), 2 Kings (21:6) and 2 Chronicles (33:6). In response, Peter Kirk has tongue-in-cheek lifted the penalty of death by stoning […]