Sunday, March 15, 2009

Needing a good pulpit ESV

I'm in love with the ESV and have been working hard to make it an authorized translation within the emerging orthodox Anglican consensus in America. (I'm opposed by its translation of the offices of ministry - diakonai, presbyter, and episckopoi - and its lack of consistent publishing with the Apocrypha. But I think these can and will be overcome.)

Anyway, Boomer in the Pew is giving one away. I hope to win it.


David Porter said...

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Dave Moody said...

I bought the ESV study Bible, for $58 @ CBD, and its the best money I think I've spent, ever. Its a honkin' huge Bible- embarrassingly baptist- as someone said to me, but it is gold. Great articles and notes. Tres reformed. I love it. We still use the NIV in worship, as those are the translation in the pews, but I've become an esv fan.

I gotta say, I can't see the publishers or current editors, giving a whole lot of their time to the Apocrypha. Specifically because of their view of scripture. I could be wrong (happens frequently), but my 2c.

Rev'd Chris Larimer said...

OUP came to the rescue, but it's only in hardback. You'd have to send it away for rebinding to make it a good one.

Hmm...R. L. Allan, maybe?

Dave Moody said...

Interesting, but its not the Study Bible. It's be fun to have a study bible that includes the apoc. I've got a New Oxford Annotated with Apoc. but its nrsv. Which works, but I'm not crazy about the translation, way too politically correct.

Probably should just stick with NA 27 and BHS 4, eh?

Rev'd Chris Larimer said...

BHS won't have the Apocrypha. You'd have to go with Rahlf's Septuaginta (2006 rev. ed.). Or you can wait for the Göttingen Septuagint (Vetus Testamentum Graecum: Auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum) which is due out any decade now.

Of course if you'd stuck with your Latin, you could have used Calvin's pulpit Bible

Kevin said...

I had one mysteriously appear on my desk last week. (Found out later it was one of my deacons, God bless him!)

Viola Larson said...

Doesn't anybody like the NAS? I don't really care that much for the NIV. I know I should be drummed out of the Evangelical side of the Church for that.

I also have a huge and beautiful copy of the NRSV which I don't like at all. I bought it for when I teach classes on women's issues but I hardly ever use it.

Rev'd Chris Larimer said...

Al Mohler has set the NASB as the standard at SBTS. However, in recent years, the students and much of the staff have been making the transition to ESV. The only thing I like about the NASB is that it gives me an easy way to look backwards and guess at the Greek or Hebrew construction behind the English rendering. It doesn't flow as beautifully as the ESV in my opinion.

But I'm TOTALLY with you on the NIV. Prosaic and unbeautiful at every turn.