Dated Language In The ESV?

  I've been using the ESV for around thirteen years.  I generally like it because there are many strengths in this translation; it often makes good sense of the original languages behind the English.  However, there are also a few weaknesses.  One weakness I've noticed is the fact that some of the language in the… Continue reading Dated Language In The ESV?

KJV Only-ism and Circular Reasoning

  At the outset of this post, I want to be clear: I’m not against the KJV.  However, for various reasons I am against the KJV Only mindset.  Here’s one reason: because it is based on circular reasoning.  I appreciate James White’s discussion: “Over and over again, KJV Only advocates accuse the new translations of… Continue reading KJV Only-ism and Circular Reasoning

Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Following Andrew’s helpful post on study resources for Zechariah’s night visions, I thought I’d summarize different resources I’ve used while preaching/teaching through Joshua.  Going through this OT narrative has been an enjoyable endeavor, even though the tribal allotments in the last part of the book have been challenging.  To note ahead of time, most of… Continue reading Resources on Preaching/Teaching Joshua

Quick Review of the ESV Bible Atlas

 I've spent quite a while looking through my ESV Bible atlas, so I thought I'd give a quick review.  First of all, it is a great resource.  The maps are attractive and helpful - and there are many of them.  There are also quite a few nice color charts and pictures of different Bible regions, giving… Continue reading Quick Review of the ESV Bible Atlas

The New Living Translation

Along with quite a few other translations of the Bible, I've been using the New Living Translation for a while now (the updated edition).  Though it is not my favorite translation, and though I've seen some weaknesses in the translation, there are certain aspects of it I appreciate.  For example, I like the modern language - this is a good translation to… Continue reading The New Living Translation