Archive for March, 2008

Update: MyBibleVersion.com

Posted: 31st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Henry Neufeld has created a test version of his online Bible selection tool that allows visitors to more easily compare Bible translations to a base version: I have added a page that will allow you to choose a base Bible version (whatever you prefer) and get a list of all other available versions based on […]

Spring golf in Minnesota

Posted: 30th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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It’s easier with plastic orange golf balls… [tags=03272008]

Translating a shipwreck

Posted: 27th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In 1 Timothy 1:19, Paul writes that “it was through spurning conscience that certain persons made shipwreck of their faith” (REB). Shipwreck in this case means “a complete ruin” or “an irretrievable loss”. But of course, shipwreck is also a literal event, one which Paul experienced three times in his apostolic career (2 Corinthians 11:25), […]

Power and persuasion: reading the KJV

Posted: 25th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Henry Neufeld has an interesting post today about selecting a Bible translation for public reading. He discusses the KJV, REB and NJB translations, though he finds the latter two to not affect American ears as well as he’d like. He goes on to consider the monolithic status of the KJV and how many “people love […]

Measuring translation accuracy by homogeneity of results?

Posted: 25th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

My mind was jogged last night after looking at some blog stats, reminding me that I’d wanted to post a follow-up to a discussion argument in the comments to a post on Biblish that I’d made back in December. The root of my original post was that the marketing and endorsement of literal/formal translations as […]

After the resurrection

Posted: 24th March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

While most of the gospels rightly focus on the empty tomb as the next event after Christ’s crucifixion in the resurrection story, Matthew includes a very curious anecdote of what happened in the interim: 50 Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. 51 Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was […]

Did you use the Paschal greeting today?

Posted: 23rd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I was modestly surprised to read Wikipedia’s account of the Paschal greeting (“Christ is risen”, “He is risen indeed”) in which it states: The Paschal greeting is an Easter custom among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians, as well as among several Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians. I’ve used this greeting on Easter […]

He is risen!

Posted: 23rd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

“Though your sins are scarlet, they may yet be white as snow; though they are dyed crimson, they may become white as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18 (REB)

Happy Easter!

Posted: 23rd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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“Though your sins are scarlet, they may yet be white as snow; though they are dyed crimson, they may become white as wool.” – Isaiah 1:18 (REB) [tags=03222008]

SoD: “Messiah”, Part 3

Posted: 23rd March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio Words by Charles Jennens; Music by Georg Friedrich Händel (1742) PART THREE 45. Air I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. (Job 19:25-26) For now is […]