[Milton-L] Bible translations
Jameela.Lares at usm.edu
Wed Sep 12 12:46:49 EDT 2007
Quoting Jeffrey Shoulson <jshoulson at miami.edu>:
> I have students using the NIV, the NAB, the REB, the
> New Jerusalem, and the NRSV this semester.
Mine are using the NIV, REB, NJB (i.e., New Jerusalem Bible), NRSV, and a newer
translation that reads quite well, the English Standard Version put out by
Crossways. It may begin replacing some other versions in church lectionaries.
> I think it's high time for a scholarly edition of the Geneva Bible
> (complete with its original marginal commentaries), too, since it is
> so powerfully influential on late 16th and 17th century English
> Protestantism. And while were at it, we could also use a Tyndale
> modern edition, given how much of it finds its way into the KJV.
There was a large scholarly Geneva some years back, but affordable edition would
indeed be nice. I actually have an evangelically produced CD of non-copyrighted
Bible materials that includes Geneva, Tyndale, Textus Receptus, and even some of
the better-known evangelical translations in other languages, such as Luther (I
doubt the revised one) and Segond. It has loads of older commentaries as well.
I think it cost around $40-50, though the updates may now be more. Unless you
are an evangelical of a certain stripe, the advertisement might be
offputting--not to mention the near-catachresis of its title--but the CD itself
might be quite helpful to someone. See at http://www.swordsearcher.com
Jameela Lares, Ph.D.
Department of English
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
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601 266-5757 fax
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