Should the Septuagint be Considered Inspired?

| August 27, 2013

That’s the question proposed for consideration in a post by a friend of mine, Gabe Martini (“Is the Septuagint a Divinely Inspired Translation?“). Nothing like a provocative headline! I thought you Septuagint fans out there would like it. Gabe is Orthodox and so he’s ready to say “yes” in answer to his own question. The article is interesting […]

Abba Doesn’t Mean ‘Daddy’

| May 13, 2013

Earlier today I saw something come up in my Twitter account that I appreciated. It was a tweet from New Testament professor Will Varner. The link Will provided led me to this online post at the Gospel Coalition site: “Does Abba Mean ‘Daddy’?” The brief post outlines why the answer is no. Scholars have actually […]

Is the Virgin Birth Based on a Mistranslation?

| December 20, 2012

That’s the subject of the most recent podcast episode of Mark Goodacre’s NT Pod. As Naked Bible readers may know, my own answer is no. Professor Goodacre (Duke University) agrees. Have a listen! Technorati Tags: almah, birth, Jesus, Mary, parthenos, Stavrakopolou, translation, virgin

Ancient Culture and Bible Translation

| October 4, 2012

(No, I haven’t forgotten about Part 2 to my “can unbelievers please God”; that will come.) Until then, I thought readers would find this post by Charles Halton: “Why the Study of Ancient Culture is Inseparable from Translation.” It will especially be of interest to those following the podcast series regarding interpreting the Bible in […]

Lexham English Bible Old Testament Now Available

| February 13, 2012

Some readers know that my employer, Logos Bible Software, has been working on a new translation of the Bible for some time. The New Testament of the LEB (Lexham English Bible) has been available since 2010. Logos announced today that the LEB-OT is now available for download. The OT follows the Masoretic Text. The translation […]