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March 22, 2019

What do "person" and "blessed" mean in Psalm 1?

How should the words 'person' and 'blessed' be translated in Psalm 1? Is blessed the same as 'happy?' Why is it so important that you have a correct definition? How can you consider yourself as 'blessed' even in the 'unhappy' times?
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April 12, 2013

The Authenticity of the Gospel of Judas

Katherine Weber of the Christian Post recently asked Dr. Daniel Wallace three questions about the authenticity of the Gospel of Judas: 1) What are your thoughts on the authenticity of the Gospel of Judas? Is ink testing and comparison, in your opinion, an adequate method of determining the validity of an ancient text? 2) What criticisms do you have of the Gospel of Judas’ authenticity? 3) If it became a fact that the Gospel of Judas were real, how would this change the study of the New Testament?
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March 18, 2013

A New New Testament: Are You Serious?

Just released from the giant publishing firm, Houghton Miflin Harcourt: A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, edited by Hal Taussig.
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December 29, 2012

Five More Myths about Bible Translations and the Transmission of the Text

There’s an old Italian proverb that warns translators about jumping in to the task: “Traduttori? Traditori!” Translation: “Translators? Traitors!” The English proverb, “Something’s always lost in the translation,” is clearly illustrated in this instance. In Italian the two words are virtually identical, both in spelling and pronunciation. They thus involve a play on words. But when translated into other languages, the word-play vanishes. The meaning, on one level, is the same, but on another level it is quite different.
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