Category Archives: Translation

Ecclesiasticus 10:13

Persistence in [pride] brings on a deluge of depravity.” (Ecclesiasticus 10:13, NEB) [ Read More ]
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Matthew 5:3

How blest are those who know their need of God; the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” (Matthew 5:3, NEB) [ Read More ]
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Making the pot boil and bubble

The parable of the boiling pot in Ezekiel 24 graphically illustrates a message of judgement from God on the leaders of Jerusalem, who had been set siege upon by the king of Babylon. In this post, I am comparing the poetry of the King James Version (KJV) to the Revised English Bible (REB) and the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) in order to see what may be gained or lost from an English styling perspective. [ Read More ]
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Beyond the sanitized page: plunging into the letter to Thyatira

We’re in the middle of a sermon series at church on the letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. This past Sunday, we looked at the letter to¬†Thyatira — Revelation 2:18-29. ¬†In the middle of the letter is God’s statement of intent to punish a person or source of authority that was… [ Read More ]
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Will Twitter save the TNIV?

HT: Mike Aubrey (via Facebook) The New York Times has a new article up on “The All-Purpose Pronoun“, in which legions of Twitter users are bemoaning the lack of a good non-gendered pronoun to refer to everybody and anybody. This, of course, is familiar ground for those dezions familiar with the debate on gender language… [ Read More ]
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Something’s missing from their translation shelf

On the new Biblica (IBS) website, there is an interesting new Bible translation chart:   I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine which major contemporary translation is not shown on this chart… [ Read More ]
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New TNIV website

According to a note on the TNIV.info website, there is supposed to be an update on July 13 such that visitors to the TNIV site will be redirected to a page on the new Biblica.org, which is the new name for IBS-STL Global. New TNIV page Biblica is the new name for the merger of… [ Read More ]
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Choosing a modern Bible translation, part 3

The process of trying to evaluate the bumper crop of modern Bible translations we have available to us today has been very instructional and my own views about what type of Bible might work for me have been refined and come into sharper focus from when I started this journey. I’m coming from 20+ years… [ Read More ]
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A new fan of the HCSB

Gary Zimmerli has posted on his initial experiences with the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), prompted by what he terms as “nagging”, in part by yours truly: “But when I got the latest “Try it, you’ll like it” a few days ago, I decided this time I’m going to take a truly serious look at… [ Read More ]
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Wretched translations! ESV vs. HCSB: Romans 7:13-25

As those familiar with this blog will know, I’m in the process of choosing a modern Bible translation to use after 20+ years of using the NASB almost exclusively. I’ve already blogged on a number of Old Testament verse comparisons, using the HCSB, TNIV, NLTse and REB as my base translations. One of my hopes… [ Read More ]
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