John 6:27-51 Bread of life – Bultmann’s new order

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

Functional equivalence comparison #3: Romans 7:15-16

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

Functional equivalence comparison #2: 1 Samuel 3:13 – What blasphemy?

The comparison between functional equivalent translations continues with the First Samuel 3:13. NLT: I have warned him that judgment is coming upon his family forever, because his sons are blaspheming God and he hasn’t disciplined them. GW: I told him that I would hand down a permanent judgment against his household because he knew about… Read More Functional equivalence comparison #2: 1 Samuel 3:13 – What blasphemy?

Functional equivalent translations #1: 1 Samuel 3:7 Confusion about young Samuel

The comparison between functional equivalent translations begins with the First Samuel 3:7. NCV: Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the Lord had not spoken directly to him yet. Message: This all happened before Samuel knew GOD for himself. It was before the revelation of GOD had been given to him personally. CEV: The… Read More Functional equivalent translations #1: 1 Samuel 3:7 Confusion about young Samuel