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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

comparing ESV and NLT study Bibles

ElShaddai Edwards has been comparing the ESV and NLT study Bibles. His latest post compares the two for the first part of Ezekial.

There are now blogs specifically for the NLT Study Bible and the ESV Study Bible. And before those blogs came blogs for the ESV and NLT themselves, which many of you are already aware of.

It would be helpful if there would also be official blogs promoting the TNIV and the TNIV Study Bible. A number of us have been concerned for some time about inadequate official promotion / marketing for the TNIV.


At Tue Aug 12, 01:01:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...


Have you seen the Koinonia blog?

At Tue Aug 12, 01:43:00 PM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

Have you seen the Koinonia blog?

Oh, yes. I guess that is an official blog. And it does promote the TNIV, although the TNIV is not its focus. Thanks for that reminder, Suzanne.

I'd like to see an official blog that focuses on the TNIV, promotes it, takes questions from the public, explains its translation decisions, etc.

At Tue Aug 12, 02:25:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

I certainly agree with you. It is disappointing.

At Tue Aug 12, 04:17:00 PM, Blogger Tim said...

I would like to see the same thing done for the NRSV....particularly now as HarperCollins seems to be producing new editions.

At Tue Aug 12, 05:03:00 PM, Blogger tc robinson said...

Leman, it does promote the TNIV.

At Tue Aug 12, 06:48:00 PM, Blogger ElShaddai Edwards said...

Thanks for the link, Wayne - I do appreciate it. I was going to mention Koinonia as a sanctioned TNIV resource, but Suzanne beat me to it!

That said, I agree with you that it's not the same as a focused blog on the translation as Crossway/ESV and Tyndale/NLT have done. Zondervan, Holman et al. would do well to reconsider whether they can't afford to make that investment for their 21st century audience.

@TC: That's Mr. Leman to you...

At Wed Aug 13, 02:06:00 PM, Blogger Peter Kirk said...

There is of course an official TNIV website which includes explanations of its translation decisions and claims to offer "Answers to some of the common questions we receive." This is not as interactive as a blog which allows comments, but then ESV doesn't have one of those either.


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