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Bible Translation Taste Test…Which Translation is the Real ESV?

July 30th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Bible, Bible Statistics, Bible Study, Bible Translations, Christianity, Religion

The English Standard Version has become extremely popular as of late. For those of you who are discerning in your selection of a good Bible version and who may really enjoy using the ESV I want to give you a “translation taste testt. The results will surprise you! Here are 2 passages from 2 different […]

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Is Zondervan the Microsoft of Bible Translations?

March 19th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Bible, Bible Translations

In 1984 Zondervan published what would become the most popular Bible translation in print, the NIV. In 2005 Zondervan published and updated version called the Today’s New International Version but it didn’t fare quite so well. The gender neutral language was good in some places but had its critics. So they came out with another […]

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Communication and the Bible

June 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Bible Translations, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, New Testament, Old Testament, Religion, Thoughts

Communication is not just what is said, it is also what is heard. What is heard is dependent on all kinds of factors. In face-to-face interactions that might include non-verbals like posture, eye contact, expression, and gesticulations. It can also include tone, volume, and very last…words. You know how Americans go overseas and talk really […]

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Romans 8:37-39 in the New Living Translation (NLT) vs. New International Version (NIV)

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Translations, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, New Testament, Religion, Romans, Theology, Thoughts

A very interesting translation of this text in the New Living Translation: “37No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. 38Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, […]

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Romans 11:25-26 – What Does Paul Mean by “All Israel Will Be Saved”?

March 12th, 2009 · 18 Comments · Apostle Paul, Bible, Bible Study, Biblical Interpretation, Christ, Christianity, New Testament, Religion, Romans

The toughest couple of verses in all of Romans are contained in Romans 11. After Paul’s illustration of the olive tree and how God selects those branches (whether native to the tree (Jews) or wild olive branches (Gentiles) that belong in his tree he makes a statement that is a little perplexing in 11:25-26… “I […]

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Finally Trying Out the ESV

August 2nd, 2008 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Translations, Christianity, Religion

We finally picked up an ESV translation of the Bible. Can’t wait to see how it does. I have heard so many good things about it from several different people from several different perspectives so this should be good.

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