Category Archives: ESV

Sacrificing Smoothness for Structure

Recently I preached Luke 7:36-50.  In my studies with the updated NIV.  But once I consulted the Greek text, I noticed καὶ ἰδού, which is totally untranslated. Given the tone of this narrative and how the characters develop, I concluded that καὶ … Continue reading

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Celebrating the lasting impact of the King James Bible

On May 2, this year, the King James Bible will be 400-years old.  I’m 35.  The KJV is the first Bible I ever read as a boy.  The first Bible I ever memorized from.  And it doesn’t matter how many … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Plea for a Uniting Bible

In a recent post, offering somewhat of a review of the updated NIV, professor Scot McKnight hopes that this new NIV can be a uniting Bible: It is my hope that this Bible can be a uniting Bible. Bibles should … Continue reading

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“Moving Back to the ESV”

“When I was using the ESV for teaching I found myself having to explain what the English translation meant more often. Obviously, this stems from the more formal translation philosophy of the ESV. When I started teaching from the NIV, … Continue reading

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