Reformation Study Bible (2015 edition, ESV)

Let me begin with the written content in the Reformation Study Bible (2015 edition, ESV).  The essence and flavor that arises out of this study bible are not only reflective of the Reformation era, but it is also clearly Reformed in theology and doctrine.  The study notes (or apparatus on the bottom), the introductions for …

Is the New Testament reliable?

Is the New and Old Testament reliable?  This is a question that some Christians is challenged with but are not sure how to respond because we don't have the tools for a defense of the bible and theological apologetics.  To begin, here are some links to debates between Craig Evans (Acadia) and Bart Ehrman (UNC). …

Oldest book in Europe (St. Cuthbert’s gospel) found in a coffin

[from UK's Daily Mail ] Europe's oldest book: St Cuthbert's gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in his coffin for centuries is sold for £9m The St Cuthbert Gospel (formerly known as the Stonyhurst Gospel) is the oldest intact European book. Made in the late-7th century, the manuscript contains a copy of the Gospel …

Does a genuine shell cordovan bible exist?

What do dress shoes have to do with bibles?  Not much except for the misnomer of "cordovan".  I was wondering if genuine shell cordovan leather bibles really exist.  To date, I have found none.  To ask this is almost like asking if water exists on the moon.  It might but it hasn’t been discovered and/or …

HCSB Study Bible by Holman

I wish to thank the precious people at LifeWay for sending me a copy of the HCSB Study Bible to review. Broadman & Holman has entered the study bible market with the new HCSB Study Bible in 2010.  This is a very good study bible.  As a perused through the HCSB Study Bible, I was …

Were the tongues “distributed” or “divided” in Acts 2:3?

When I first read in Acts 2:3 about how the early Christians received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues (or glossolalia), I learned it from the KJV's rendering of "cloven tongues".  However, this is not necessarily an accurate picture of what may have happened in Acts 2:3.  Different translations differ in how they portray …

Holy Bible: Mosaic and the blog tour winner today

Congratulations to Mr. Juan Martinez who is the winner of the Holy Bible: Mosaic contest on New Epistles .  I will be mailing out to you a certificate for a copy of the Holy Bible: Mosaic redeemable at your local Christian bookstore, compliments of Tyndale Publishing House.   Mr. Juan Martinez asked a great question: …

The Lutheran Study Bible special pricing deadline is October 31: Get one!

I didn’t get a review copy of  The Lutheran Study Bible (TLSB) but I know that I will be very impressed with it when I get my own copy.  Yesterday, our bible study group put in an order for a case of these babies before the October 31 special pricing deadline.   The regular hardback is …

New Epistles Contest: Give away of Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT)

Someone has a chance to win a free copy of the Holy Bible: Mosaic here on New Epistles.  (I have posted my review of Holy Bible: Mosaic).  Here are the simple rules to my contest. Reply in the comments section of this post below and ask any question about any feature of this bible. I …

Review of Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT) by Tyndale

Laura Bartlett from  Tyndale asked me to participate in the 10-week Holy Bible: Mosaic Blog Tour participated by 50 blogs. Be sure to enter the New Epistles Contest here to win a free copy of this brand new bible.  I will be sending out to the winner an authorized certificate for a free copy redeemable …

NLT Holy Bible: Mosaic released

The Holy Bible: Mosaic was released on September 22, 2009. I will be posting a review of this later. I just received my copy of Mosaic in the mail today. But if you want a free copy of it, here’s a list of bloggers who are participating in this Mosaic blog tour. You have 50 …

Wesley Study Bible by Abingdon

The Wesley Study Bible: NRSV Publisher: Abingdon Press, 2009 ISBN-10: 0687645034 ISBN-13: 978-0687645039 I wish to thank the good people at Abingdon Press for sending me this review copy. The first thing I noticed about the Wesley Study Bible was the abundance of study notes.  The study notes seem to be geared toward the average …

The TNIV is now officially a dead translation

Thanks to a commenter here I've just learned that the people at Zondervan have officially killed the Today's New International Version (TNIV translation).  Christianity Today blog has just released news of this decision which had been brewing in the headquarters at Zondervan within the last ten days.  Zondervan’s past and present supporters of the TNIV …

The Lutheran Study Bible to release on Reformation Day

October 31 seems too far away.  I just got the promotional kit in the mail today from Concordia Publishing House (CPH). It says that this new upcoming release of The Lutheran Study Bible (TLSB) in the ESV translation is to be released on Reformation Day, October 31.   I can’t wait.  This really is something I …

Lutheran Study Bible: NRSV by Augsburg Fortress

Lutheran Study Bible: NRSV Publisher: Augsburg Fortress ISBN:  9780806680590 I wish to thank the good people at Augsburg Fortress for sending me this copy to review.  The Lutheran Study Bible: NRSV is the first study bible published by Augsburg Fortress.  This was a fruit of the Book of Faith Initiative in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in …