Posts Tagged ‘NLT’

Free isn't always good

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Free isn’t always good. During a bible class about a month back, our pastor handed out some complimentary Bible tabs. Ever the skinflint, I scooped up a set and spent hours carefully applying them to my favourite church/daily devotions NLT Bible – and almost immediately regretted it.

Tabs obscuring tabs, tabs tearing pages (of Lamentations appropriately enough), tabs generally making life more difficult – all of which are pretty much the antithesis of their stated purpose. Early Saturday morning, with a fortifying coffee in one hand and the kitchen scissors in the other, I removed them and got the Bible I’d missed.

Lesson learned.


Friday, September 18th, 2009

Although I’ve just grabbed a new NLT Study Bible to add to my collection, I like the premise of the Holy Bible: Mosaic from Tyndale House Publishers. I have swapped a few tweets with Mosaic’s general editor Keith Williams in recent weeks and notice that he’s just popped out a video overview of Mosaic and its features.

Differences between Translations

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Differences between Translations

Three interesting NLT blog posts exploring some of the differences between the NLT and other translations and looking at underlying differences between dynamic equivalence (“word-for-word”) translations and formal equivalence (“essentially literal”) translations.