Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother (NRSV) And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother (TNIV) Mark 10:29 there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father (NRSV) no one who has… Read More Luke 18:29 – Is TNIV gender-accurate?
I found a ppt presentation about the upside of the Critical Texts. It’s fairly good and seems to be unbiased. It doesn’t even criticize the KJV as a bad bible. Click here:Bible Manuscripts and Translations
After the editors get through with their higher critical analysis on a piece of text, they can really restructure the text so completely that it’s almost unrecognizable. In the passage I’m reading on this week, scholar Rudolf Bultmann has another form that he thinks could be restructured in a more natural and logical order that… Read More John 6:27-51 Bread of life – Bultmann’s new order
Ephesians 3:16 – 18: ESV: that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, NLT: I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. NRSV: I pray that, according to… Read More Eph. 3:16-18 “I pray that…”
In Ephesians 1:4-5, whose love is the writer of Ephesians talking about — the love in God’s child or the love of God? Notice that εν αγαπη (en agape) in the Greek NT is located at the end of v.4; however, en agape could also be placed at the start of a new sentence in… Read More Ephesians 1:4-5 – Whose love are we talking about? Our love or God’s love?
“not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 31:32, ESV). בעלתי (husband, master): The verb form of “husband” means to… Read More Jer. 31:32 – Jeremiah’s play on words: Baal and husband
Finally, the comparison between functional equivalent translations continues with Romans, ch. 7. I have been on a blogging hiatus for a while but I’ve finally found some time to catch my breath. I like doing these translation comparisons but they take a lot of time to prepare. I have found that comparing eight different translations… Read More Functional equivalence comparison #3: Romans 7:15-16
Is it justice or righteousness? Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines the two terms: Righteousness1 acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin;2 morally right or justifiable. Justice1 the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity;2 the quality of being just, impartial, or fair b… Read More Justice vs righteousness