jwest at highland.net
Mon Sep 20 17:01:39 EDT 1999
At 04:38 PM 9/20/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I recently purchased a new English translation of the OT, published by
>Living Stream Ministry in Anaheim, CA. I have owned their NT for some
>years, and have not been too favorably impressed with it. I know enough
>Greek to be somewhat critical ( in the healthy sense ), but I know
>nothing at all of Hebrew. On a video they supplied, the following few
>comments about their OT were made, and I wonder what you might have to
>say about them:
> 1. They primarily used the Leningrad Codex. Does this seem OK to
Primarily??? What do they mean by that. And regarding the Leningrad Codex-
it is the basis of BHS and the old BHK. If their text is primarily based on
Leningrad- what else is it based on?
> 2. They used the Dead Sea Scrolls for Isaiah 14:4. Same question as
Well if you get any critical text, like BHS, they will include a textual
note regarding different readings in the same way that Nestle-Aland does in
the NT. I suppose what they are saying is that they make use of the Qumran
materials. Thats fine. But the Qumran readings are not always superior.
> 3. They translate Ps. 104:16 as: "The trees of Jehovah are full of
>sap, the cedars of Lebanon, which He planted..." Does this seem like an
If they use "Jehovah" they are perpetuating a misunderstand of the Hebrew
text which was begun in the middle ages. God's name is Yahweh. Otherwise
the rendering is ok.
> 4. They translate YHWH as Jehovah throughout (" Jehovah is my
>shepherd...", for example, for Ps.23 ). Acceptable?
Not so far as I am concerned. Have you taken a look at the Revised English
Bible? Now IT is BRILLIANT!
Jim West, ThD
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