Posts from October 2016

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The 2016 Teen Meeting

by Jeremy

This past Friday and Saturday, we had our 12th annual teen meeting.  For those who don’t know, this is basically a series of lessons geared specifically toward teenage Christians and soon-to-be Christians, delivered by a speaker (typically) invited from elsewhere, as well as time for worship and fellowship led by adult members.  This year, the […]

The King James Version

by Jeremy

(See last week’s post for an introduction to this topic) Let’s start with the venerable King James Bible.  First published in 1611, this version claims the title of most printed book ever.  Even though it is more than 400 years old, it is still retained and used by many Christians. The reasons behind this retention […]

What is the Best Bible Translation? (Intro)

by Jeremy

What is the best translation of the Bible?  This question is asked quite frequently, for a handful of reasons.  If you’ve read many of the articles on this site already, then you can probably guess the direction this discussion will go, but even if you know the answer, it’s a good idea to examine the […]

(How) Should We Use the LXX?

by Jeremy

Last week, we further examined the differences between the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text, and concluded that the MT is at least as good as the LXX.  So, if this the case, should we bother with the LXX at all? This is a somewhat prickly question, because each text has such strong points in its […]