A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:14

Translations of Habakkuk 3:14 NIV: With his own spear you pierced his head when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, ESV: You pierced with his own arrows the heads of his warriors, who came like a whirlwind to scatter me, Teleioteti: 14With his rods you pierce the head, his warriors storm in to scatter … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 3:14

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 1:12

NIV: 12Lord, are you not from everlasting? you will never die ESV: 12Are you not from everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. NET: 12LORD, you have been active from ancient times;my sovereign God, you are immortal NASB: 12Are You not from everlasting, O Lord, my God, my Holy One? We will not die. … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 1:12

A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 3

If my points above stand, then there are at least three reasons why an individual may be justified in presenting a new translation of a text. This is, actually, very common in academic articles, papers, and commentaries. Is this something, though, that only academics are permitted to do? The reasons I have given above justify … Continue reading A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 3

A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 2

Second, consider the shortcomings of book marketing and copyright laws that make such translations necessary. Modern translations are not open source. They are owned by organizations and governed by the laws protecting intellectual property. Therefore, the ability for a person not affiliated with such an organization to use these translations is seriously limited. Seriously limited … Continue reading A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 2

A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 1

The Western world has been blessed with many different bible translations. The best of these translations are suitable for different contexts and are mutually enriching. No translation claims perfection and no translation attains it, yet the deficiences of one are often filled by another. In such a context, where God has blessed us so richly, … Continue reading A Defence of an Author’s Translation – Part 1