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Jim

Presenting the Scriptures....

Sometimes it's hard to get the scriptures over in a way that doesn't seem stultifyingly boring to the uninitiated.
Paraphrases can help. This is an example of one I've used in church - The whole book is one of my treasures, and this is the author 'performing' part of it in a fantastic way.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ6bEqXMj_I&feature=related
Ketty

Thanks Jim  
Farmer Geddon

Re: Presenting the Scriptures....

Jim wrote:
Sometimes it's hard to get the scriptures over in a way that doesn't seem stultifyingly boring to the uninitiated......


Stultification is the process of causing someone to become or seem foolish.

What are you trying to say here Jim?
Jim

Re: Presenting the Scriptures....

Hi, F.G.
Well, TBH, sometimes we Christians have made a hash of presenting the Scriptures in a dynamic manner.
They were meant to be read, and even enjoyed by those who heard them read. Sometimes, in our attempt for perfection, we lose sight of the fact that the N.T. was written in Koine (street) Greek - the language of the common man.
That's why I value paraphrases like Phillips, The Message, and Jamie Stewart's work.
Of course, I always have a 'proper' translation nearby when I'm reading them!

BTW, I tried to find a link to Stewart reading from his book in the section dealing with the temptation of Jesus.
As usual, he writes - and reads- in the Glasgow patter.





The devil speaks in English...
Farmer Geddon



Cummon there wee man - I'm sure James Stuart Stewarts' "A Glasgow Bible" will have universal appeal!

I was always told patter was derived from the French patoier, as a point of interest!

The term patois comes from Old French, patois meaning "incomprehensible speech, rude language"
LeClerc

Re: Presenting the Scriptures....

Hi Jim

Jim wrote:
Sometimes it's hard to get the scriptures over in a way that doesn't seem stultifyingly boring to the uninitiated.
Paraphrases can help. This is an example of one I've used in church - The whole book is one of my treasures, and this is the author 'performing' part of it in a fantastic way.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ6bEqXMj_I&feature=related


Thanks for posting this Jim.

LeClerc
Honey 56

Yes thank you so much Jim.
There speaks a man who understands Gods word in his very heart and soul. So moving!

Honey
gone

The more I read the Bible the more I realise that the presentation of the deity makes it out to be totally evil, whether that was intention of the authors or not. Hopefully it is a totally human creation with no basis in reality, otherwise humans should be trying to work out a way of exterminating it.
Powwow

Willow,
Good morning Sunshine.
cyberman

Willow wrote:
The more I read the Bible the more I realise that the presentation of the deity makes it out to be totally evil, whether that was intention of the authors or not. Hopefully it is a totally human creation with no basis in reality, otherwise humans should be trying to work out a way of exterminating it.


You seem to be operating on the basis that Either The bible is literally true Or There is no God.

Do you think that there are any other possibilities?
Farmer Geddon

I'm guessing it has to do with Stultification Cybs!!
Jim

This might sound a bit like Nicholasmarks here, but the modern trend toward issuing "dynamic equivalent" translations certainly frees up the language a bit. The NLT is a prime example, built on the foundations of the Living Bible parapghrase, the NLT uses some of the same techniques while also employing the latest research by a team of translators from several strands of denominational backgrounds.

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