Archive for August, 2007

A new book from Kim Riddlebarger in the works

Posted: 24th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I recently found Kim Riddlebarger’s website, The Riddleblog, and read that he is working on a new book: “That being said, I am now hard at work on an expanded eschatology text which will deal with a broader range of eschatological issues, including preterism and postmillennialism. We do need a Reformed / covenantal / amillennial […]

Nuance in the art of fine Bible publishing

Posted: 20th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The thumbnails below are of two “ultrathin” NASB editions from Foundation Publications. Regular readers will know that I treasure my NASB Side-Column Reference Wide Margin edition from Foundation; however, one of these is sorely tempting as well. The sample page on the left is Foundation’s NASB Ultrathin Reference Bible. This Bible is one of the […]

John, the Chronicler and the number of the Beast

Posted: 16th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Most everyone, regardless of their eschatological persuasion, should be familiar with this passage: “This calls for wisdom. Let those who have insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.” Revelation 13:18 (TNIV) Now, there have been innumerable guesses made as to the identity of […]

Extreme TNIV texts

Posted: 15th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A recent resurgence in commentary about the Books of the Bible release of the TNIV has floated some additional visitors to a post I had made back in June about that edition’s intriguing case for removing all of the critical apparatus from Biblical text and forcing us to focus on the words of the Word. […]

Isaiah 53:6 … a snapshot in gender accuracy

Posted: 14th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve been discussing some gender accuracy and Bible translation issues with Gary Zimmerli and, as part of our exchange, he recently sent me a note that included this quote from Isaiah 53:6 (with regards to an image I was using in my blog header): We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has […]

TNIV Reference Bible: Thy Cup Runneth Over!

Posted: 6th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I was wandering around on Zondervan’s website and decided to revisit the TNIV Reference Bible page to see if there was anything new. I may have missed it before, but the publishers have posted the first nine pages of Genesis (1:1-10:20) in PDF format. Rick Mansfield had previously posted some comp pages from John, but […]

First Look: NRSV Cross-Reference Edition

Posted: 4th August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve not had the pleasure of using the NRSV before, but given its claim as the most ecumenical Bible translation currently available, I felt that it was somewhat irresponsible to not have a copy on the desk. I looked at a number of editions in various sizes and formats before deciding to order a “like […]

The Suffering Messiah: Psalm 89

Posted: 3rd August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

One topic that I’ve been meaning to put some thoughts down on is related to the canon of messianic passages that Christians associate with Jesus Christ. In part this is spurred by the various translation issues that I’ve been studying, especially as gender and plurality relate to phrases such as “the son of Man” in […]

A critique of functional equivalence

Posted: 3rd August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

My last post featured a link to a 2001 article by Dr. Raymond Van Leeuwen published in Christianity Today. Van Leeuwen argued for the need of a modern literal Bible translation that moved away from functional equivalency (FE) as a translation philosophy in an effort to better understand the original words and meaning of Biblical […]

Minneapolis bridge collapse… we’re okay

Posted: 2nd August 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Just a quick note to let everyone know that we’re fine and that, as far as we know, none of our family or friends have been directly affected by the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. ElShaddai and the boys were at home and Cindy was at golf league when the bridge collapsed. It is not […]