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Would you recommend the ESV Study Bible

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by yogosans14, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. dysert

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    Since no one's mentioned it yet, I have to put in a plug for the HCSB.
     
  2. Audacious

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    I use it on my Kindle e-reader, because it was a free modern translation, and it's really great. It keeps a lot of the Bible's poetic language (at least, in Psalms) and is a rather accurate translation, all things considered.

    It does some things differently (it says "Yahweh" instead of "Lord" in the OT, and instead of saying "I did not come to bring peace, but the sword" he says "I did not come to bring peace, but division"), but it doesn't change any of the meaning of the words any, so it doesn't really matter.
     
  3. mikedsjr

    mikedsjr Master Newbie

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    Audacious, At least you identify yourself as flaming liberal. ;-)
     
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  4. dysert

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    There is an excellent booklet on the HCSB (if you care to read it, send me a PM - I'll need your Email address to share it with you since I don't have a website to post it on). It's 224 pages long and describes the process of developing a new translation. It's very informative and gave me a great appreciation for translators and the HCSB in particular.

    Here's the TOC:
    1. English Bible Versions
    2. What Bible Translators Do
    3. English Style
    4. Inclusive Language in Bible Translation
    5. Issues in Pentateuch and Narrative
    6. Issues in Poetic and Prophetic Books
    7. Issues in the New Testament
    8. Text-Critical Philosophy and Practice
    9. How Language Works
     
  5. mikedsjr

    mikedsjr Master Newbie

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    I find there is good reasoning to believe worldviews have played a part is distorting Scripture. I've yet to dive deep enough into tho subject to be able to explain it from what I've learned. I'm basically in a quest currently to get educated on this. Whether one wants to claim the Enlightenment is the ultimate cause, I've not seen that. I find there are plenty of groups that will not like my theory which are rather mainstream Christian groups as well. But certainly the minds of theological professors and scholars have grown very liberal in their beliefs. But as I stated I need to become more authoritative on this subject before I speak more.
     
  6. dysert

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    I guess first we'd have to come up with some examples of the Scripture being distorted. My first question would be, "Distorted from *what*?" I think there may be translations (e.g., the HCSB) where there is no distortion. Otoh, the 2011NIV is the poster child for a worldview distorting the Scripture.
     
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