Were Gentiles lawless or merely not abiding by Jewish law? What difference does this make? A big one, I think. Translations that render lawless has connotations of being completely lawless. Those outside the law implies not holding to Jewish laws, but not necessarily without law. The rendering in the ESV and CSB imply that Gentiles… Read More Acts 2:23 – Were Gentiles lawless or merely not abiding by Jewish law?
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… Read More The Lutheran Study Bible special pricing deadline is October 31: Get one!
Is your church beginning to plan a Christmas musical/production? How about delivering gift bags while Christmas carolling? Crossway has creative and cost-effective way to help churches, para-ministries, and individuals engage in missional activity in a pro-active way. When your friends or neighbors open up these bags, I feel the two most important items they will… Read More Crossway has a way to help you share the good news of Christmas
I think this will really bug some people as it bugs me. It seems that Exodus 22:8-9 is clearly referring to judges but some translations like the NLT, ESV, NRSV rendered elohim as “God“; but TNIV and CSB rendered elohim as “judges“. Yes, technically, “God” is correct; but it seems clear to me that elohim… Read More Exodus 22:8-9 “God” or “Judges”?
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… Read More The Lutheran Study Bible to release on Reformation Day
This Sunday, I plan to preach on the text of Ephesians 1:3-14. I noticed that, in particular, vv. 3, 4 and 11 are verses about predestination. I compared this passage in the ESV translation with other translations and did not find that the ESV had any bent toward predestination. Then I looked further and could… Read More ESV Study Bible: a Reformed study bible?
Timothy over at Catholic Bibles has recently been blogging about the new ESV Bible with Apocrypha published by Oxford. I’ve enjoyed his recent posts on how he is finding the new ESV/Apocrypha edition here: ESV w/ Apocrypha (Deuterocanonicals) is Here! Comments by ESV Apocrypha Translator ESV vs. NRSV A Personal Encounter (while reading the ESV)
Tim gave a well thought-out comment in a previous post ESV can become better. I am posting his comment here, particularly because he felt that he wasn’t heard on another blog mentioned below. It was a response in my post that the work invested into the NRSV was much greater than the work invested into… Read More There’s still room for the ESV to improve
I haven’t been around the blogosphere for a while but I’ve been catching up on what’s going on at Better Bibles: Wayne Leman finished posting a series of posts on a paper by Mark Strauss: Why the English Standard Version (ESV) should not become the standard English version: How to make a good translation much… Read More ESV can become better
Thank you Michele Bennett of Crossway Publishing for sending me a review copy. In this rather lengthy post, I will speak about what I have found to be the main features of the ESV Study Bible, and then in the second half of this post, I will give my opinion about the ESV translation itself.… Read More ESV Study Bible and the ESV translation