Archive for December, 2007

Style and tradition in translation

Posted: 18th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Brian Fulthorp made the following comment in my post on translation errancy: I often wonder too if the biggest difference is mostly just stylistic differences – a couple translations can use different words which are actually synonyms of each other (based on the same Greek word) that are chosen more for stylistic reasons more than […]

In all things, give thanks…

Posted: 17th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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An atheist was walking through the woods. He said to himself, “What majestic trees!” “What powerful rivers!” “What beautiful animals!” As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 9-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he […]

Ethical philosophy

Posted: 17th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I think I’ve forgotten almost everything I learned in college about ethical philosophy, but at least now I know that Leviathan isn’t required re-reading… Here are my results: 1. Kant (100%) Information link 2. Prescriptivism (84%) Information link 3. Jeremy Bentham (78%) Information link 4. Jean-Paul Sartre (73%) Information link 5. John Stuart Mill (70%) […]

Wrapping up the weekend

Posted: 17th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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I didn’t have a lot of time to keep up with blogging this past week, as our church had its Christmas concert this past Friday and Sunday. A little bit of everything for everyone: choir, orchestra, kids’ program, handbells, Christmas hymns, etc… I was playing trombone in the orchestra, which was a nice change of […]

Inerrancy in translation?

Posted: 16th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In his latest Bible impression, that of the NASB, Gary reminded me of an earlier comment I made to the effect of “a lot of NASB people tend to view the NASB almost as if it were the original manuscripts.” For the purposes of this rant discussion, I want to expand that characterization to include […]

Bible impressions

Posted: 16th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Gary Zimmerli has been posting his personal “impressions” of current Bible translations on his blog, A Friend of Christ. To date, he’s posted on Bibles from the Tyndale translation tradition, that is, Bibles that would primarily fall in the category of “the tradition of interpretation” of the three-legged translation stool I discussed earlier: KJV/NKJV RSV […]

A visual introduction to the TNIV Reference Bible

Posted: 15th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Zondervan, I’ve had a chance to put my hands on the new TNIV Reference Bible earlier than expected. Rick Mansfield put together an excellent “hands on” review of this edition and I would echo many of the thoughts there, as well as repeat what I wrote earlier. […]

DMHO: One of the final three bands

Posted: 14th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Well, thanks to the spoilers posted earlier this week, I had learned that Denver and the Mile High Orchestra survived yet another week of The Next Great American Band and are now one of three bands left from the 12 finalists that opened the reality show. I didn’t get to watch the show this week […]

Buzzwinkle

Posted: 14th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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You might be an Alaskan … if you don’t understand what’s so exciting about seeing a moose wandering through the middle of town. The Anchorage Daily News reported last month about a local moose who tangled his antlers in strands of Christmas lights and got buzzed on fermented crab apples after wandering through downtown Anchorage…

Essay question: The Marriage of Christ

Posted: 14th December 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Essay question: In Genesis 2:24, it is written: “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and attaches himself to his wife, and the two become one.” In Revelation 21:9b, it is written: “‘Come,’ he said, and I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’” Regardless of your interpretation of […]