Tag Archives: ESV

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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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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