Archive for September, 2008

Gibbets and gallows, redux

Posted: 30th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A month ago I wrote about the NEB/REB’s translation of the Hebrew `ets and the Greek xylon as “on a gibbet” rather than the more literal “on a tree” or the interpretative “on a cross” (cf. Deuteronomy 21:22-23, Acts 5:30, Acts 13:29, Galatians 3:13, and 1 Peter 2:24). At the time, I lauded the NEB/REB […]

Factoid that may interest only me

Posted: 30th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I just bought my very first copy of the KJV translation…

Photo albums update

Posted: 28th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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For many years now, I’ve been using pBase as our online photo archiving service. However, for various reasons, I’ve decided to move to a different service. I’d experimented with Flickr earlier this year, but wasn’t satisfied with the limitations of the free service and it didn’t captivate my attention enough to move all our photos […]

Ben plays “doctor”…

Posted: 26th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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While Cindy and I were at Pam’s funeral yesterday, Ben and Mimi evidently decided to play “doctor”… thanks to Jennifer (Mimi’s mom) for the great photos! [tags=09252008]

Idle translation: 1 Thessalonians 5.14

Posted: 26th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Damian at Castle of Nutshells has a new post up with a blind translation comparison of 1 Thessalonians 5.14, quoted here from the REB (not one of his compared versions): We urge you, friends, to rebuke the idle, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, and be patient with everyone. Damian notes a variety of translations […]

Burnsville stadium, team line up for ’09 start

Posted: 25th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Undaunted by the nation’s worsening economic crisis, owners of a new minor league baseball team with a familiar name are ready to proceed. read more | digg story

Wisdom: craftsman, child or companion?

Posted: 24th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I’m continuing to look at the portrayal of Wisdom in Proverbs 8. Several Bibles have noted that the translation of 8.30 has significant theological importance in our understanding of who and how God created the heavens and the earth in Genesis 1-2. There seem to be three main views: that (a) Wisdom was God’s companion, […]

Blogroll updates

Posted: 24th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

A number of blogs and/or their authors have caught my attention lately and I wanted to give them a shout out here: kataeuangelion — Stuart is a regular commenter on TC’s blog. I’d tell you what his blog title means, but I don’t read “squiggle”… that said, I recommend his series on the “truncated gospel”. […]

Should Christians be having babies?

Posted: 24th September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

In his book, In the End – The Beginning, J├╝rgen Moltmann notes the following consequences of Jesus fulfilling the role of Israel’s messiah and the savior of the nations: Because Jesus has come as the promised son (Isa. 9.6), there is no longer any need for religious or legal privilege to be given to fathers […]

Using textual transposition to create better English

Posted: 23rd September 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Staying with Proverbs 8, I wanted to note some translation differences between the NEB and the REB. The latter is generally considered to be more ‘mainstream’ in its textual emendations, a “conservative corrective” to the more daring renderings of the NEB. However, in some cases, like Proverbs 8.32-34, the changes toward the literal have perhaps […]