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Fine-Tuning a Modern Classic: The New Black (Imitation Leather) ESV Pitt Minion

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While my search for the ideal pocket Bible will probably never truly end, for practical purposes I found the one that fits my needs best while I was still in grad school:  The Cambridge Pitt Minion Reference Bible.  So, when … Continue reading

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Thank You, Rich Mullins! Remembering a Life Well Lived

‘Cause I know the river is deep I found out that the currents are tricky And I know that the river is wide And oh the currents are strong And I could lose every dream I dreamt that I could … Continue reading

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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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