Archive for February, 2008

Tag, you’re it!

Posted: 15th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve been tagged with the current Bible meme by Robert Jimenez at Weird Thinkers. What translation of the Bible do you like best? Revised English Bible Old or New Testament? Old Testament Favorite Book of the Bible? Revelation Favorite Chapter? Psalm 51 Favorite Verse? Romans 7:24-25 Bible character you think you’re most like? Since I […]

10 questions for Kim Riddlebarger

Posted: 15th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Roger Overton of The A-Team Blog has conducted a three-part interview with Kim Riddlebarger, author of A Case for Amillennialism and The Man of Sin. Interview links: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Some of the questions covered in the interview include: What does a healthy Christian understanding of eschatology look like? How […]

The New Revised Jerusalem Bible?

Posted: 14th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I noted a comment on Wikipedia that the next (second) revision of the Jerusalem Bible will revert all the instances of “Yahweh” to “LORD”. The French text received a third update in 1998. The New Jerusalem Bible is being revised and the new revision will revert Yahweh to LORD, the Catholic Church having changed its […]

Is Biblish a sacred language?

Posted: 13th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In the continuing comments to John Hobbins’ post on whether the CEV and NLT are written in beautiful English, Kevin P. Edgecomb has weighed in with an argument regarding Bible translation against the scope of cultural miscellany that it was written in: Context isn’t merely intratextual, but intertextual, and in this case also intracultural. The […]

My turn for show and tell

Posted: 12th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Nick Norelli at Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth has called for bloggers everywhere to “to take pictures of their bookshelves or desks and show everyone what they are reading at the moment or about to read in the near future.” My photos are below; what I’m actively reading is documented on the “bookshelf” tab […]

Beautiful translations, redux

Posted: 10th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

John Hobbins has entered the fray with regards to “beautiful English”, focusing his critical eye on the CEV and NLT translations. Notwithstanding his unintended proposition that the original Biblical texts were written in 12th grade English, these excerpts should serve to sum his thoughts: [The] CEV and NLT, on the other hand, have problems of […]

The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain…

Posted: 9th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In a twisted sort of way, one of my favorite Bible text annotations is the footnote that says, “Hb. obscure” or “The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.” Invariably this prompts a massive emptying of my bookshelf as I consult each Bible translation in turn, looking to see how they’ve handled this hard nugget of […]

Friends of HiS

Posted: 8th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

WordPress has been making some enhancements to their online blog stats reporting. One new thing is the ability to go back and tally up who has been referring people to this blog, e.g. where visitors are coming from. It hasn’t been quite a year of blogging for me yet, but here’s the top ten friends […]

Which translation would you choose?

Posted: 8th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Wayne Leman recently asked “is the ESV written in beautiful English?” in response to an affirmative post by Tim Challies on the same topic. Both posts and the associated comments are well worth reading. I’ve tried to take a closer look at both of these posts and dig out two approaches to Bible translation that […]

Finding a label for the past…

Posted: 8th February 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

**Update** I’ve expanded the opening paragraphs from the original posting to provide a little more context. I also changed the article title to be less negative. On my About page, I wrote that: “I grew up in a non-denominational Christian church and never paid any attention to doctrine, creed or theological issues, if such things […]