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ESV revision again in 2016

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Robea, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Robea

    Robea New Member
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    Hard to believe that the ESV has gone through yet another revision. What I find interesting is that the ESV is not a new translation but a revision of the RSV so how come they have to keep making revisions? I understand new translations go through revisions but this is not a new translation. What is even more interesting is they call each revision a permanent version, that is, until they revise it again then that becomes a revision. Am I the only one that finds these revisions frustrating?

    I understand these revisions do not make earlier versions unusable but I like to have an up to date bible for my primary usage and am getting tired of buying news ones. Maybe I am just cheap. :)

    New changes for the ESV in 2016 can be found here. http://www.esv.org/about/pt-changes/
     
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  3. Robea

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    ok. thanks I must have missed it. How does one delete a thread. I will delete this then\
     
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    No need to delete it as your thoughts match mine! :)
     
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    just did not want to have a duplicate threat if this issue has been exhausted elsewhere.
     
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    There are only fifty or so changes. Maybe just take a sharpie to what they'd gotten wrong and jot the new words in the margin.
     
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    Ya, I suppose. I did notice that in Genesis the change from "for" to "contrary to" was putting into the text what they had footnoted. I haven't gone through all of the changes and they are minor but still. Maybe they are now working on the "essentially" part of literal. :)
     
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    That's a good one. LOL!
     
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