Reading the KJV Again for the First Time: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible in Black Calfskin (Personal Size with Apocrypha) Part 1

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“Zeal to promote the common good, whether it be by devising anything ourselves, or revising that which hath been laboured by others, deserveth certainly much respect and esteem, but yet findeth but cold entertainment in the world.” –The Translators of the Authorized … Continue reading

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Where Premium Bibles and Innovative Ministry Meet: Abba Bibles/Biblias Abba

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“[T]he positive aspect of trade,” writes Isabel Hoving, is that “[t]he world gets stirred up together.” In our confused and chaotic flat-land world, the fact that we don’t know who we’re getting stirred up with can be a bit frightening. When you buy a … Continue reading

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More than a Hobby: Steve Green’s Bible Collection and New Bible Museum

And I thought J. Mark Bertrand had a lot of Bibles!  Just a few years ago, Steve Green, the owner of Hobby Lobby, began a collection of Bible artifacts.  Now, just four years later, the Green Collection is one of … Continue reading

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Making a Good Translation Better, Part II: The Case for Updating the ESV

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In my last post, I took a brief look at the latest update to the ESV translation of the Bible, and gave the Translation Committee a hearty “good job.” So much for the good news for the ESV. Today, I turn … Continue reading

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Making a Good Translation Better: The 2011 ESV Update and Beyond

As previously discussed, the ESV Translation Committee has recently introduced 27 pages worth of updates to the English Standard Version translation of the Bible.  Since then, a full list of changes has been made available online.  Now, just last week, someone over … Continue reading

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Sound, Sound the Clarion! Cambridge Gets the Single Column Setting Right!

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To be honest, when I first pulled the brand new ESV Clarion Reference Bible in brown calfskin out of its box, I experienced a bit of a let-down feeling. I think that my disappointment was mostly a result of over-anticipation. … Continue reading

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Back in . . . Brown: The ESV Clarion at long last

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My return to the blogosphere has been prompted by the much delayed arrival of a review copy of the new, highly-anticipated ESV Clarion–in this case in brown calfskin.  I want to save my full review untill I have had some time … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Two Rare Coronation Bibles

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Today I move from the realm of posting Bible reviews intended to help others find a good Bible to something somewhat different; I’m giddy to share with my fellow bibliophiles some quick snap-shots of two stunning rare Bibles in my … Continue reading

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Servant or Slave: A Glimpse Inside the Bible Translation Process

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Where do our modern translations come from? Who are the translators and how do they decide what the end result will be? And when, after all, is the process finally completed? Or is it ever completed? Well, thanks to the … Continue reading

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Life in the Middle of the Story: More from Bruce Waltke on the Old Testament Story

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle of a long tunnel and I’m not sure where it’s heading; I walked into the tunnel because I thought that I knew where it would take … Continue reading

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