Archive for April, 2008

In my last post, I alluded to a new translation comparison series that I was contemplating. Focused on “literary excellence”, my intent is look at passages where translations especially noted for their literary translation qualities seem to capture the meaning of the text with an extra dash of written flavor, at least in comparison with […]

Yes, I’m still here…

Posted: 14th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The blog has been quiet for a while now, too quiet… It seem that my recent brew of extended work deadlines, sleepless sick kids, the malaise of a lingering winter and overall writer’s apathy have proved to be a deadly combination. And frankly, after the stunning spike in site visitors regarding my post and photos […]

Boys at the park

Posted: 13th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Finally a spring day decent enough to get the boys outside for a trip to the park! [tags=04132008]

Ben helps out around the house

Posted: 11th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Cindy has been training Ben well…[singlepic=1293,320,240,,right]

Quote: “They want me to write differently…”

Posted: 10th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

To somewhat seriously follow up on some banter I made on Lingamish regarding God’s choice of heavenly music, here is a quote from one of my favorite classical composers, Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): They want me to write differently. Certainly I could, but I must not. God has chosen me from thousands and given me, of […]

WordPress.com’s new photo gallery feature

Posted: 7th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

For all of the bellyaching going on about the major update to WordPress.com this past weekend, there are a number of very welcome new features. For me, one of the most notable is the new photo gallery command. With a simple one-word code tag, I can create a thumbnail gallery of all the images I’ve […]

A leather look at the Oxford Study Bible

Posted: 7th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

When I wrote my original notes on the Oxford Study Bible, I was looking at the current hardback version, and had been previously acquainted with the paperback. Those are both excellent editions and I recommend them both, depending on your taste in bindings. However, like Esteban before me, I’ve now managed to acquire a black […]

Article: “Not One Stone Left Upon Another”

Posted: 5th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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HT: Kim Riddlebarger Paul L. Maier has written an article for ChristianityToday.com on the historical events and fallout of AD 70: Not One Stone Left Upon Another The catastrophic fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 forever changed the face of Judaism-and the fate of Christians in the Holy Land. Jesus predicted it 37 years before […]

Satan, Job and Goethe

Posted: 5th April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Peter Kirk has commented on a post by Tyler Williams on whether and how “Satan” appears in the book of Job. Peter writes: Formally, in Job chapters 1 and 2 there is no proper name “Satan”, but only several occurrences of a common noun with the definite article, ha-satan meaning “the adversary”. (In Hebrew, as […]

Wrapping up a search for a formal translation

Posted: 3rd April 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Kevin Sam has wrapped up his search for a formal translation, primary focused on the NASB, ESV and NRSV: After blogging on this series on the three formal equivalent translations, I cannot say there is a clear #1 winner because it all depends on what a person wants in a translation. […] The NASB is […]