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Sep
21
comment Why is Breath or Wind a better translation choice then Spirit?
This question appears to be off-topic because it appears to be more about a general language issue rather than a specific question arising from a particular text.
Sep
21
reviewed Close Does God have DNA?
Sep
21
comment Does God have DNA?
This question appears to be off-topic because the question doesn't obviously arise from the text quoted.
Sep
21
reviewed Leave Open The Lord Needs It - How did the owners perceive the word Lord?
Sep
21
reviewed Close In what language is the oldest available text of Genesis?
Sep
21
reviewed Reviewed Looking for electronic copies of the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts, and electronic translation/analyses databases to interpret them
Sep
21
comment Looking for electronic copies of the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic texts, and electronic translation/analyses databases to interpret them
Thanks Timothy, useful resource. I've voted for this question to be closed as it's really what we call a 'shopping list' question, but I hope you'll find other questions here that spark your interest :)
Sep
3
comment Does James 5:12 begin a new thought or conclude a previous thought?
Are you only interested in source-language textual indications or open to exegetical reasoning about the logical flow of the passage?
Sep
2
reviewed Leave Open How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
Sep
2
reviewed Reopen Calculating months and weeks in the Mosaic Law
Aug
31
comment Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
@Susan it's similar but different enough I think, thanks for asking it. I'm sorely tempted to try and come up with my own methodology - it isn't necessary to compare the entire corpus, a comparatively tiny random sample should suffice...
Aug
31
revised Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
cropped image to remove distraction about KJV 'tradition'
Aug
31
comment Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
@davidbrainerd OK, point taken (though I said 'lineage' - 'tradition' was Grudem's rather odd choice of word). That's not an issue I'm personally interested in but I know it's a big topic for some: I'm interested in getting context for the '92% RSV' figure, that's all. And the question of what do you count?
Aug
30
reviewed Close Is there a difference between “punishment” and “discipline”?
Aug
30
reviewed Reviewed Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
great answer by the way!
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Oh, I agree, I ask mainly because it identifies itself as a translation, not as the N2RSV! But you've inspired me to ask another question :)
Aug
30
asked Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Interesting, I didn't know the figure (presumably that's 90% by verses rather than words?). OTOH, "Each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek" ;)
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
Do you call them "ESV revisers" rather than translators because they used the RSV as a base, or because an earlier edition of the ESV rendered this differently?