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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Who’s endorsing the ESV?


internetmonk is being mischievous.

See here: ESV Study Bible Product Placement Photos Needed

And here: Exhibits for the Lawsuit

But of course there is a serious point here. We rely on celebrity endorsements for our Bible purchases. Whether that is the pastor or a conference speaker or a denominational leader, we depend on others to decide which Bible is best.

So, is this joke funny?


At Wed Oct 08, 04:18:00 AM, Blogger Stan McCullars said...

J.I. Packer endorses it but I think he went overboard when he called the ESV the biggest milestone in Bible translation in certainly the last half century at least, and perhaps more.

At Wed Oct 08, 06:47:00 AM, Blogger David Ker said...

I don't know. If the Marx brothers like it, it must be really good.

At Wed Oct 08, 04:52:00 PM, OpenID bryonsweblog said...

They should put 1 Tim 2:12 in that picture right below her.

"I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet."

From the ESV of course. It could be like a "motivational" poster.

At Wed Oct 08, 08:21:00 PM, Blogger David Ker said...

Way funny.

At Thu Oct 09, 04:04:00 AM, Blogger Dan said...

That really was funny.

At Thu Oct 09, 06:00:00 AM, Blogger eddie said...

Who is endorsing the ESV? I don't have a clue who this person is, so I'm no doubt missing the joke.

At Thu Oct 09, 07:37:00 AM, Blogger David Ker said...

You're a lucky in your ignorance. That's Oprah Winfrey, a famous talk-show host.

At Sat Oct 11, 06:48:00 AM, Blogger Paul Wilkinson said...

The opposite problem, where I live is: If the pastor or conference speaker endorses nothing, the people will read nothing.


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