Archive for June, 2008

REB group on Facebook

Posted: 27th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Evidently I have far too much idle time at work this week… if anyone is on Facebook and shares an appreciation for the REB, feel free to join this group that I just created.

The northern Gentiles?

Posted: 25th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

For a fascinating comparison of Paul’s use of “Gentile” and “Israel” in Romans 11 with the OT language of the northern and southern tribes of Israel, be sure to check out Michael Barber’s new post: How “All” Israel Will Be Saved on his excellent Singing in the Reign blog. The northern Israelites were sent into […]

Three types of Bible translation readers

Posted: 23rd June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In this past year of blogging about Bible translations and reading about how other people respond to various issues, I’m starting to become convinced that there are three basic types of Bible translation readers*: The traditionalist. This reader craves what “sounds right” to their ears. They are accustomed to specific renderings and expect to hear […]

Translation as sacred text…

Posted: 22nd June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In the latest flareup of the translation vs. original languages debate, David Ker offers this nugget of a quote: […] evangelicals actually believe that a translation of their sacred text is itself a sacred text. Or in other words we believe a translation is the word of God. The other groups you refer to believe […]

My first favorite Bible translation

Posted: 21st June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Kevin Sam at New Epistles has blogged a great question, picking up on some thoughts that Gary Zimmerli recently wrote about his return to the NKJV translation. In his post, Kevin asks: I’m interested in hearing what was your first main bible translation? And how do you feel about it now? I started to write […]

Jealousy and fullness: revisiting Acts 13:48

Posted: 20th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Revisiting Acts 13:48, Steve (Undeception) has written on the topic of the elect and predestination from his full preterist perspective. Working primarily from Romans 9-11, he writes that: God’s purpose in election was not to arbitrarily divide all of humanity into two groups, the saved and the damned, but to further His redemptive purpose in […]

A statement on natural equivalency

Posted: 19th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

This revision [aims to provide] a rendering which is both faithful and idiomatic, conveying the meaning of the original in language which will be the closest natural equivalent. Every attempt has been made to avoid on the one hand free paraphrase, and on the other a formal fidelity that would result in a rendering which […]

Grokked, not yoked?

Posted: 19th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Luke 20:34-36 (TNIV): The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. […]

Drink coffee… live longer!

Posted: 18th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Josephine Marcotty, StarTribune.com Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health studied the histories of 125,000 men and women who reported how much coffee they drank between 1980 and 2004. The more coffee they drank, the less likely they were to die from a heart attack or cardiovascular disease. That was especially true for women. […]

Meme: what has God been teaching me?

Posted: 17th June 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’ve been tagged by TC Robinson for a meme started by Roger Mugs. In an effort to keep it simple, short, and easy to follow, I’d like to challenge you to quote one verse (not one chapter). And then say what the Lord has been teaching you in one sentence (not one paragraph). Then tag […]