Category Archives: Bible Translation

The Face of Water

Most Christians are, rightly so, of the opinion that robust biblical scholarship is necessary for translating the Bible well. It can be convincingly argued that a love and care for biblical language and literature is just as necessary. I’m currently … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction by Ellis R. Brotzman and Eric J. Tully. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents: “This accessibly written, practical introduction to Old Testament textual criticism helps students understand … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of The Passion Translation?

The Passion Translation is one of the newest translations of the Bible in the market. I’m not very familiar with it but do know it comes with a bit of controversy. I’ve been browsing through a new book called God’s … Continue reading

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Was Paul Trained in Rhetoric? A Look at 2 Corinthians 11:6

Over the weekend I started reading parts of the newest commentary in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series. It is 2 Corinthians by George Guthrie from Baker Academic. New Testament scholar Craig Blomberg has said “it … Continue reading

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Does Rev. 9:21 Prohibit Abortion?

I’ve been grazing through Peter Williamson’s new commentary on Revelation in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series. Revelation 9:21 reads “Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.” (NIV) The phrase … Continue reading

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Defining Difficult Words in the Bible

I’ve been perusing Kevin DeYoung’s newest book What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? from Crossway. He makes it clear from the start that his book “is a Christian book, with a narrow focus, defending a traditional view of … Continue reading

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The NIV Celebrates 50 Years!

It all started with Howard Long. That name may not sound very familiar to you but it was at his promptings that the NIV eventually came to life. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the NIV. You can find … Continue reading

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