'only-begotten' vs 'one-and-only': a pastoral perspective and plea
Since Dale Moody's 1953 article in the Journal of Biblical Literature, the consensus of modern New Testament scholars through the remainder of the 20th century was that the Greek word monogenes should not be translated and understood in the traditional way as 'only-begotten' (as the KJV, NKJV, NASB, and EHV translate it) . . .
resources for students of the Septuagint
three tremendous helps from Hendrickson publishers
With Hendrickson's release in late 2018 of the Reader's Septuagint, I began looking for resources to help me in my LXX reading and study. Thankfully, Hendrickson has also blessed us with a host of books to deepen our knowledge of Septuagint Greek. This post will review three. The first two have been around for several years . . .
God's Word...a groundbreaking translation
With the recent announcement of a new, wide-margin edition of the God's Word translation of the bible, I thought it appropriate to look at some of the best features and translation choices of this lesser known bible translation. When first introduced in 1995 many of these translation choices were novel. Since then, . . .
pastors, read your Greek (and Hebrew) in print
I love electronic resources for bible study, like Logos and Olive Tree. In fact, I have been using Logos since before it was Libronix for a few years, back when the program came with a ridiculous number of 3.5" disks to install all the resources. Long before smartphones were invented, I used Olive Tree on my Treo Handspring during . . .
review: The Greek New Testament, Reader's Edition, Produced at Tyndale House
I recently wrote a quick review of the three main Greek Reader's New Testaments available today. As part of that review, I pointed out a couple reasons why the Tyndale House Greek New Testament (THGNT) Reader's Edition was my favorite of the three. I would like to expand on that review today and showcase both the hardcover and premium . . .
the best Greek New Testament
and a survey of Reader's Greek New Testaments
Searching online for the "best Greek New Testament" is kind of a silly exercise. There are essentially four editions of the Greek NT readily available for students and pastors--the Nestle Aland/United Bible Societies ("NA/UBS") edition (two editions with the same text but different apparatuses), the Byzantine/Majority Text . . .
in praise of Reader's Greek New Testaments
or why getting a Reader's Greek New Testament is a MUST
People are vain, and pastors are no exception.
I still remember in seminary the large group of guys who insisted upon only carrying blue Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament, even though they were way more expensive at the time than the identical red UBS version, simply because Nestle-Aland with its extensive textual notes was (and . . .