Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Lutheran Bible translation: The Wartburg Project

The Wartburg Project is "a group of Lutheran pastors and professors who are working together to produce a new translation of the Bible."  They recently made a publication agreement with Northwestern Publishing House.  There is more information as well as a sample containing the passion history at the Northwestern Publishing House website.  The Gospel of Matthew and the Book of Psalms are available for the Kindle ($0.99 USD).  They hope to publish the New Testament and Psalms in 2017.  No date is set yet for completion of the Old Testament.

Thanks to NS for this version.

Psalms of Grace

Psalms of Grace contains the first 50 Psalms.  This work, by Justin Capdevila, is only available on iTunes

The description there is as follows:
 This volume is a resounding of the first 50 Psalms of the Old Testament from a New Covenant perspective. It is not a new translation or paraphrase, but partners with the passion of the original authors who looked forward to the abundant gift which we now have in Jesus Christ.

Here is a sample, Psalm 23:

 The Lord Yehovah is my shepherd. I shall not want, for He has fully satisfied me.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, He has lead me to still waters.
He restored my soul. He guides me on the path of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are in Union with me. Your rod and Your staff, they protect me.
You have made me to feast together at Your heavenly table with all the most honorable ones. You have anointed my head with the oil of gladness, filling me with the fullness of Your Holy Spirit. My cup runs over with Your New Wine of intoxicating bliss.
Surely, goodness and grace shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the Celestial Heaven of Papa Yehovah for all eternity.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Twentieth Century New Testament

Many of you are familiar with the Twentieth Century New Testament.  The complete tentative edition came out in 1901 and is available here.  In 1904 a final edition was published and is available here.  There is a little more to the history, but that isn't important for this note.  What is important is something I have not noticed before.  While browsing through, I happened upon an edition of the Twentieth Century New Testament published by Moody Press in 1961.  You can check it out of the Open Library at this page.  Readings don't match the editions I have, but the readings from my copy are included as footnotes.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Bible Exchange

The Bible Exchange is a new website where you can "Buy, Sell & Trade New and Used High Quality Bibles."  Part of the site is devoted to auctions of high quality Bibles.  The glossary explains all the terms used to describe Bibles.  I recommend reading it - it is well written and illustrated with clear pictures.  The site also offers new Bibles for sale, a place to list Bibles you want to tradenews about Bibles and reviews of Bibles.  The goal of the founders of the website was to provide a place where high quality Bibles can be bought and sold with honesty.  Too many have had bad experiences buying Bibles on other auction sites where they did not receive what they expected.  Now Bible lovers have a place to exchange Bibles!