Archive for October, 2007

Randy Rabbi Rashi…

Posted: 18th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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I really don’t know what to make of this article on Rashi’s suggestions about Adam’s adventuresome life with the animals before Eve… read the blog comments for tie-ins to Cro-Magnon, Neanderthals, cavegirls and the Nachash. Where’s Iyov when you need him?

There and back again: rewriting written oral traditions

Posted: 17th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve tried to stay out of the literary translation debate that has engulfed blogdom for the past week, mostly because I have little to contribute, not being conversant in Greek or Hebrew and reliant on English translations as my primary source. I am amenable to the idea of a translation that accurately conveys the modes […]

Genesis 1: Were dinosaurs God’s practical joke?

Posted: 16th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The following announcements have crossed the wires this month: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the largely complete fossil of a new species of giant dinosaur that roamed what is now northern Patagonia about 80 million years ago. The herbivorous Futalognkosaurus dukei measured an estimated 105 feet to 112 feet […]

“This is going to take some practice…”

Posted: 14th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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One of our neighbors was having a garage sale on Saturday, so we walked down to take a look. They had a boy’s bike in good shape that was just the right size for Sam, so he’s the proud new “owner” of a real bicycle: Click the photo for more pictures… We picked up a […]

What comes after picking lots of apples?

Posted: 14th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Apple pie! After picking bags of apples at the local orchard, Cindy and Sam set about making two yummy apple pies… click the photo for some more pictures of their hard work:

SoD: “When I Fall in Love”

Posted: 13th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Okay, okay, so it’s not a praise song. But today is my wedding anniversary and this is “our song”… so happy anniversary, Cindy, I’m falling in love with you forever! When I Fall In Love By Edward Heyman (lyrics) and Victor Young (music) When I fall in love it will be forever Or I’ll never […]

Is the Bible an onion or a hologram?

Posted: 12th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Wayne Leman commented in another post that: “The lack of a Christological interpretation in translation of passages in the O.T. is a mark of objective biblical scholarship […]; we should translate [at] the level of what did the original author intend to mean by what he wrote.” Obviously trying to understand what “original intent” is/was […]

Dispensationalism and the NET Bible

Posted: 11th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In anticipation of Rick Mansfield’s long ago promised review of the NET Bible, I thought I’d take a closer look at the translation. As such, I was recently reading a rather scathing review by Michael Marlowe that discusses the conscious decision of the translation team to translate specific Old Testament texts, e.g. Isaiah 7:14, Psalm […]

SoD: “Draw me close”

Posted: 10th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A popular version of this song was recorded by Michael W. Smith, who turned 50 (!) this past Sunday (Oct. 7). Draw Me Close Lyrics and music by Kelly Carpenter Draw me close to You Never let me go I lay it all down again To hear You say that I’m Your friend You are […]

TNIV Large Print sample from IBS

Posted: 9th October 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I had previously commented on my search for an everyday TNIV edition; in response, several folks mentioned the Large Print TNIV editions available directly from IBS (instead of Zondervan). The edition is available in three formats: Hardcover – Black/Grey Cover Hardcover – Brown/Tan Cover Softcover – Brown/Tan Cover However, none of the IBS product pages […]