on approaches to bible translation

Last week, I posted a survey on languages and bible preference, which is still open by the way.  (If you haven't spent the 30 seconds necessary to complete its four questions, I would greatly appreciate it.)  Soon after, I came across these thoughts on bible translation in the preface to…

a couple of superb ESV editions

When not wrestling with Greek in the LXX and NT, I spend most of my English bible reading in three versions: the ESV, the HCSB, and the NLT.  Due to some of the difficult phrasing in the ESV and the fact that I minister mostly to folks who are younger…

NLT Breakthrough to Clarity Contest and Giveaway

The great folks at Tyndale are having a contest, giveaway, sweepstakes with some AMAZING prizes available to those who enter.  In a word, WOW.  As if free paper copies of bibles wasn't a fantastic prize for any believer, this contest really raises the bar...check out the details: The New…

Review of God's Word Translation--History and Philosophy (Part 1)

The folks at Baker Books were kind enough to send me a couple editions of God's Word Translation (GW) to read and review.  This translation has been around for over fifteen years, but until getting picked up by Baker in 2008 hasn't gotten much exposure or widespread publicity.  Because of…

Review: Cambridge Pitt Minion NLT Reference Bible

Last week, the folks at Cambridge bibles were kind enough to send me a review copy of the recently-released Pitt Minion NLT in beautiful black goatskin leather.  I've never actually owned or even had the pleasure of looking through a Cambridge bible, but I've read of their almost legendary reputation…

And the Winner Is...

If you entered my Holy Bible: Mosaic giveaway contest you had a fantastic opportunity to win a copy of Mosaic and odds that you'll never get in Vegas or in the lottery! So...fanfare aside, the winner of my giveaway is @martyrologist! Thanks for your thoughtful comment and mention/link…

Holy Bible: Mosaic Giveaway!

In case you haven't figured out the pattern yet, everyone hosting a stop on the Mosaic blog tour also has a free hardback copy of Holy Bible: Mosaic to give away, courtesy of Tyndale!  The contests are hosted individually by the various bloggers, and each contest is as unique as…

Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT) Q&A with David Sanford

As part of the Mosaic blog tour running through the end of November, I was fortunate enough to get a copy of Holy Bible: Mosaic (please check out my review here) and have the added bonus of hosting a Q&A session with David Sanford, who served as the…

Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT) -- A Review

Over the past few months, my anticipation has been growing regarding the release of the Holy Bible: Mosaic (New Living Translation).  Since I heard of the concept from Mosaic's general editor, Keith Williams (@KeithWilliams), I have developed high hopes and high expectations for what I wanted this bible to be…

Mosaic NLT Released Today!

The blogosphere is abuzz with the news that Tyndale's newest NLT, Holy Bible: Mosaic, releases today!  For those like me who have anxiously been waiting, this is great news.  For those who may not have heard or read about Mosaic, here is the brief description from its website: Holy Bible…