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Because the Revised English Bible Really is the Best English Translation

Jason is sure to find more ‘gems’!

I’d not read the REB before. Having read a few comments here or there by Jim West and his adoration of this translation, I procured a copy and have only now begun to peruse it. I began in John 1:1 and I must say that I really like the way they word this important verse. It reads In the beginning the Word already was. The Word was in God’s presence, and what God was, the Word was. Many English bibles have tended to end up with almost identical tra … Read More

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A Handy Guide to Scholarly Editions of the Bible (via Εις Δοξαν)

Jason’s right- right useful stuff here.

I received in the mail today, as I’m sure some of you have, a handy guide to the scholarly editions published by the German Bible Society. It’s a guide geared for first-year students, “who might benefit from a basic introduction like this.” There are short write-ups on the BHK, BHS, and BHQ, as well as a short history on the Greek New Testament. If you’re interested in perusing this handy little guide, you can download the pdf. And, be sure to ch … Read More

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