Category Archives: Bible Translations

Awesome Bibles but Awkward Bible Translation

Just received an email titled A Bible to Help Kids Love God’s Word. I love the title.  Awesome concept.  But the Bible translation is another issue. We talking English Standard Version (ESV).  I don’t believe another Bible publishing house puts out as … Continue reading

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How the New Living Translation Bible Surprised Me

On occassion I would look to BibleGateway for the Scripture I’m about to post to my FaceBook account.  The New Living Translation (NLT) was the last Bible translation I last used, so it was still the “preferred”one.  The Holman Christian Standard Bible was the version … Continue reading

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Time to Own a Copy of NT Wright’s Kingdom New Testament

For some reason when N.T. Wright’s The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation came out in 2011, I never was too crazy about it.  To be honest, I had forgotten all about it.  But while reading through a portion a … Continue reading

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On Using the ESV and the NIV

Depends on where I’m reading in the Scriptures, you may find me either reading the ESV or the NIV(2011). In the Old Testament, except for the Psalms (ESV), I lean on the NIV.  I tend to like it’s flow, allowing … Continue reading

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Notes on the New NIV

Most people may not be aware of this fact, but there has actually been an official revision of the beloved 1984 NIV.  The revision first appeared online in the fall of 2010 and then in hard copy in the spring of 2011. For someone who … Continue reading

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