Saturday, 5 December 2009

world cup football craze is starting...

FULL DRAW:

GROUP A
1. South Africa 2. Mexico 3. Uruguay 4. France

GROUP B
1. Argentina 2. Nigeria 3. South Korea 4. Greece

GROUP C
1. England 2. United States 3. Algeria 4. Slovenia

GROUP D
1. Germany 2. Australia 3. Serbia 4. Ghana

GROUP E
1. Netherlands 2. Denmark 3. Japan 4. Cameroon

GROUP F
1. Italy 2. Paraguay 3. New Zealand 4. Slovakia

GROUP G
1. Brazil 2. North Korea 3. Ivory Coast 4. Portugal

GROUP H
1. Spain 2. Switzerland 3. Honduras 4. Chile

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

dynamic tag cloud

placed a new widget right at the bottom of the blog. called dynamic tag cloud. quite nice change to see a summary of rss feeds.

Monday, 30 November 2009

another write on the KJV

claude mariotini has a great write on the KJV and modern translations that is worth reading many times.

we do not deny the beauty of the KJV. as i always mention in my classes, the closest english equivalent to classical hebrew is the king james/shakespearean language. nothing in the english language capturs the beauty and heights of the hebrew like the KJV.

yet, the KJV was translated in 1611 when hebrew manuscripts (mss) were not abundantly found and therefore was based on mostly 10th century AD hebrew mss. today we have discovered older hebrew mss like the Dead Sea Scrolls mss (1st cent BC-1st cent AD). our modern translations have an advantage that the translators of the KJV don't have.

but this is not a case of 'either or' but more of a case of 'what is it for'. if you want a translation to read for its poetic beuty, KJV. if you want to get to an accurate translation of the actual hebrew used, tried some of these:

older ones: NASB, RSV, NIV, JPS
newer ones: CEV, NLT, ESV, NET


http://www.claudemariottini.com/blog/2009/11/defending-bible-king-james-version.html