Check Out the NET Bible

A friend and I were recently talking about Bible translations. Both of us mentioned our appreciation of the NET Bible. It's not as well-known as other modern translations, but it is for sure a worthwhile translation. Here's a post I wrote about the NET Bible in February 2018:  As I've mentioned here before, while I …

What Kind of English? On Bible Translation (Blomberg)

 I've been interested in Bible translations ever since I learned the biblical languages in college and seminary some years ago.  I learned right away that translating the Bible is not so simple nor is it a straightforward black-and-white process.  A very literal translation of the Bible would not be understandable.  And just because a translation …

God Blessing Bible Translations (White)

 I've mentioned James White's helpful book on the King James only controversy here before.  I was recently thinking about Bible translations so I picked up this book again and found a helpful section on how God blesses translations of the Bible.  Thankfully in our day, we have many good translations and we don't have to …

The NET Bible

 As I've mentioned here before, while I use the ESV it's not necessarily my favorite translation.  Sometimes the language in the ESV is dated (e.g. small in stature, impudence, merry-hearted, etc.).  Other times the grammar/syntax is quite coarse.  I was recently reading 1 Cor. 12:12-26 in the ESV with a friend.  After we finished reading, …

The “Permanent Text” of the ESV: A Soft Critique (Updated)

(NOTE: On September 28 Crossway issued a retraction statement on the Permanent Text.  You can read it here.)  - Perhaps you've heard the news about the ESV: the recent update will be the last.  This past summer (2016) the ESV made 52 changes and the publisher and translation oversight committee have declared that it will …

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