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Bible illiteracy is one of the main factors preventing Christ's followers from truly connecting with their savior, and one man has made it his mission to correct that.
Dr. Tom J. Cowley is making it his life's task to make sure those who may not know Christ or those who follow Christ and want to bring Jesus deeper into their lives have the opportunity to do so. For that to happen, one has to have an understanding of Christ's life and experiences that are detailed in the pages of the Bible.
Unfortunately, the seldom-discussed issue of Bible illiteracy is preventing many from doing so. Dr. Cowley explains that while those dedicated to Jesus may be familiar with the stories and certain occurrences surrounding the life of Jesus, many are blind to key happenings that shaped Christ's teaching and his message. So Dr. Cowley has tasked himself with developing an overview to provide an easily discernible look into the life of Jesus. more >>
Editor's Note: This is the third part of a series examining different aspects of Bible translation, inspired by the recent controversy surrounding Wycliffe Bible Translators and its translation for a Muslim context. While The Christian Post series will not be focusing exclusively on the Wycliffe controversy, the topics in the series are related to the situation and are helpful to understanding the complicated nature of Bible translation.
Eminent New Testament scholar and Bible translator Daniel B. Wallace recently spoke with The Christian Post about his work with the New English Translation (NET), choosing beneficial translations and grappling with what he believes are some of the more harmful misconceptions, myths and lies about Bible translation.
Dr. Wallace is professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he has taught for more than 25 years, and is Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, established in 2002 for the purpose of digitizing Greek New Testament manuscripts. The New Testament scholar, whose Greek grammar textbook is used at seminaries across the U.S., has served as a consultant on four Bible translations, and most notably worked as the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible — which he says is "the translation that translators like." more >>
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have released the official trailer for their upcoming "Bible" series on Thursday.
Furthermore, the epic 10-part mini-series has received an airdate; "The Bible" will debut on the History Channel on Sunday, March 3.
With anticipation for the debut rising, Twitter users have sounded off about the trailer for "The Bible." more >>
An extremely rare version of the Bible, called the Bishop's Bible and printed more than 400 years ago, has been discovered and salvaged in England before it could be thrown out.
"It was rotting away in a cupboard, the wooden and leather covers covered in beetles. The pages were like blotting paper and didn't smell too good," Arthur Brooks, a church reader at St James' Church in Teignmouth told the Telegraph. The book was apparently about to be thrown out by the church, before Brooks recognized its significance and potential value.
The Bishop's Bible, only 70 copies of which are said to have been produced, was first printed in 1568 by the Church of England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, only 30 years after the Church of England separated from the Vatican and established its own authority. more >>
A recently released Bible translation based off of the King James Bible boasts of being the first ever "Gay Bible" in the world.
Titled the Queen James Bible, its publishers argued in a statement that it accurately translates certain verses pertaining to homosexuality, which have been misunderstood by religious conservatives.
"Homosexuality was first overtly mentioned in the Bible in 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made," said the editors. more >>