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Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by nodak, Nov 22, 2010.
Anyone familiar with this translation by David Stern?
What can you tell me?
I saw a copy at Lifeway and you have to open it from back to front :smilewinkgrin: because its in Hebrew.
I have not read David H. Stern's 1998 English translation called Complete Jewish Bible completely, but I have checked some renderings in one.
Here are a few sample renderings in it [CJB] compared to the KJV.
hot springs (CJB)
Thou shalt not kill (KJV)
Do not murder (CJB)
bow of steel (KJV)
bow of bronze (CJB)
I have a hardback copy of Stern's Jewish New Testament as part of my English translations collection; I have NOT read it through.
It claims to be a translation of the NT "that express its Jewishness". According to the introduction there are at least three ways he attempts to accomplish that goal: Cosmetically, Culturally & Religiously, and Theologically. The cosmetic differences are immediately noticed, such as names of individuals and places being rendered in Semetic equivalents (a sorta Jewish-English where "Jesus" becomes "Yeshua" for example).
If you have a specific question about it I would try to give you an aswer.
Have it and use it. Very good translation (but just one man, not a commitee so is fraught with limitations). Excellent help for goyim today to understand that Christianity is Jewish.
Example of real help - gives notes on "special" Jewish words/phrases that we might gloss over. Role of the Sh'mash (servant/helper) in the synagogue and how it shifts to deacon in Greek NT. It was NOT just a generic term for servant, but a special ROLE fulfilled by a man or woman to serve the synagogue.
It arrived along with Stern's NT commentary. I've barely gotten into it so far.
I'm finding the "cosmetics" difficult for me, and yet I think it will be of real help since we have some family members and ex inlaws that are non practicing ethnic Jews.
I'm also finding it helpful in regards to some of the idioms and practices of the first century AD.
Don't think it will be my main Bible or main commentary, but I think it will fill the niche nicely. Combined with the Prophecy Study Bible (LaHaye) I think it will help me point out how Jesus fulfilled messianic prophecy.