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The new ESV bibles are here

Discussion in 'Books & Publications Forum' started by go2church, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. go2church

    go2church Active Member

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    The new Deluxe edition of the ESV is available at ESV link. They look very promising with many more editions also availiable as well.
     
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    I'm actually not a huge fan of the ESV translation (I think it's okay but much prefer NASB, NKJV, or even HCSB), but I gotta say that the ESV pew Bibles are some of the nicest I've ever seen. The folks behind the ESV are definitely making some nice Bibles...

    Eric

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  3. Marathon Man

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    Unfortunately, per the Crossway website, the Deluxe Classic Reference editions are delayed until March 2003. Hopefully, the quality of the publication will be worth the wait.
     
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    Thanks Eric for the Discerning reader website, its very impressive.

    Ol Trapper
     
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    I've said it before, and I'll say it again...the ESV will be THE translation of the first half of this century. [​IMG]
     
  6. Marathon Man

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    The ESV may well be THE English Bible translation of the future. However, IMHO, in order for that to happen, it seems that some more and/or better qualified publishers than Crossway need to start publishing it. Crossway, and I really hate to say this, has been somewhat of a dissapointment, to put it mildly.
     
  7. jeddy1

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    I've yet to see a more exact version than the Authorized copy. After reading the book of Revelation, I don't think I'd mess with it.
     
  8. go2church

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    No problem on the website link hope you can use it up.
    As far as the KJV being more accurate, that is for another thread.
     
  9. eric_b

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    The warning you allude to (and the entire book of Revelation) was originally written in Greek. If translation is "messing with it" then King James is as guilty as ESV, NASB, or what-have-you...

    Eric

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  10. Phillip

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    The warning you allude to (and the entire book of Revelation) was originally written in Greek. If translation is "messing with it" then King James is as guilty as ESV, NASB, or what-have-you...

    Eric
    </font>[/QUOTE]HaHa, Eric you are right about that one, and considering the authors of the KJV used "at least" four versions of manuscript fragments to make a whole "Revelation" that is even more true--not saying they did not get the true meaning.

    A lot of Christians don't realize that apocalypitc documents (my keys are sticking) were written during the first century and John's statement is very common and actually indicates a form of early day "copyright". In other words, "don't mess with my stuff unless you copy or translate it correctly".

    I think both the KJV and MVs have done a good job in keeping to his request.
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    Not seeing enough value and insight from this translation to make it worthy of investing the $$ to buy a copy.

    When one preaches through the Bible and translates from the Greek, it seems that another translation is redundant. Will wait for the price to drop and then pick one up for the library.
     
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