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The Voice Bible: Words of God and Man

Michael Bird posted his positive review of The Voice Bible translation from Thomas Nelson. This project is a "dynamic equivalence" based translation, that is, one that is not constrained by a requirement to render the text literally, "word for word." I have posted before about the impossibility of word-for-word translation,…

Pornographic Translation and 'Reading Against' Ezekiel

I am finishing up an essay for Review and Expositor on Ezekiel 16 and 23 that is drawn to some degree from my SECSOR presentation last year on the subject. I have also been reading Writing for Peer Reviewed Journals: Strategies for Getting Published, by Pat Thomson and Barbara Kamler,…

The Bible and Financial Increase

I have been collecting research about contemporary controversies related to the Bible, and specifically to Bible translation. Last night I came across a fascinating book, The Complete Personalized Promise Bible on Financial Increase: Every Scripture Promise of Provision, from Genesis to Revelation, Personalized and Written as a Prayer Just For…

The Canon in a Digital Age

I'm working on a paper about "The Canon in a Digital Age," and have been thinking about whether the availability of digital biblical texts (websites, tablet and e-readers, etc) will a) increase the possibilities of biblical literacy, b) further degrade biblical literacy, or c) pretty much keep things the same.…

The Role of E-Bibles

I have seen two thoughtful follow-up posts to my earlier invitation for readers to take my Digital Bible final exam. First, Daniel McClellan raised a very good question about the dangers of relying on Accordance or other electronic biblical platforms for one's understanding of the original language texts (Hebrew Old…

Digital Bible Literacy

My Religion 216 "Digital Bible" students are currently taking their final exam, and rather than grade papers while I wait, I decided to post their exam to see how well you all would do. The class used the Accordance system (which they could purchase at a 50% discount; I assigned…

On Scripture: Advent 1

Before Thanksgiving, I posted a first draft of an Advent 1 reflection for On Scripture, along with some thoughts about how difficult it is to write for general audiences. My second draft appeared this past week on the Huffington Post, and I commend it to you: Can This World Be…

Biblical Literalism's Tight Grip

My Sunday School class has been reading Genesis for Normal People, by Peter Enns and Jared Byas, which the class is enjoying immensely. On a related note, yesterday I came across two very good posts on the topic, one by JK Doyle titled "Of Oar Fish, Sea Monsters, Dragons Of…

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