procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Monday, October 08, 2007

new bible translation!

i was trying to find some hints on some specific rendering decisions on Lamentations, for my up-coming sermon series at Wild St

and lo and behold, i came upon a new, post-modern Bible translation project - the International Standard Version!

the idea is, they had a crack at a new translation, got lots of feedback, and instead of just declaring it the final version (despite its name!), they have actually decided to invite feedback.

from their website:

  • all ISV readers are invited to comment on how specific passages of the current release of the ISV can be rendered clearer and even more insightful in the next version.

    they want people to:
  • Send us a suggestion on improving a specific verse
  • Report a typo error in the current edition of the ISV text
  • Ask us a question about why we rendered a specific passage the way we did.

    it's good to note that Final decisions on acceptance of textual suggestions will remain with the Committee on Translation so we can maintain scholarly standards set by the ISV Foundation.

    you can even get listed as a contributing editor, provided you help out enough (however much that may be)

    i believe you can get paper editions, but for a while at least, and particularly until they've finished Genesis, Leviticus, Numbers, 1 & 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Job, Isaiah, and Ezekiel, if you want to use it you'll have to use either a PDA, or bring your laptop to church with you!



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