Friday, November 17, 2017

New American Standard Bible update

This was recently posted on the Lockman Foundation FaceBook page:
From the Translation Committee:
Our primary concern is that NASB remain the best English Translation available. To that end, we are still working hard in the Old Testament and this means that the publication, at this point, will be late 2018 to early 2019. We do not want to rush the update because so many faithful pastors and scholars depend on the NASB and we want to make sure that you have the best translation of the Holy Word that can be put in your hands. Thank you so much for your patience while we work.
In response to a question they also stated:
It will be more significant than was originally anticipated, a bit more than the update from the 77 to 95 text

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Book and Bible Rebinding

It seems that there are more and more skilled bookbinders lately.  Perhaps I just hear about them more.

Whichever it is, I've found one that may interest many of you.  It is called Monk's Bookbinding.  His website says:
With over 16 years of experience we specialize in old world hand bookbinding and book restoration. Bibles, cookbooks, antique leather bindings and yesterday's paperbacks all find their way to our workbench.
Joseph Ramsey, the bookbinder, learned and perfected his craft during the 11 years he spent as a Benedictine monk. During his years as a monk and afterwards as a bookbinder in Chicago he repaired or rebound literally thousands of books. Now he has set up a small bindery in historic Ellensburg, Washington where he lives with his family.
Let us repair or rebind your most treasured books and we will add centuries to their lifetime.
Look through the pictures of his work.  For those looking to have a Bible rebound in a historically accurate style, he appears to be a great choice.  He also has a Facebook page.  If you have or had something rebound by him, please leave a comment.