11 April 2006

bible meme

bible meme

1. How many Bibles are in your home?

A quick count turns up twelve. This doesn't include lectionaries or psalters, of which we have several.

2. What rooms are they in?

At the moment, in the office/library, master bedroom, living room, kitchen, play room, and dining room. The Bibles tend to move around.

3. What translations do you have?

Several are original language versions (e.g., Nestle-Aland Greek NT). Beyond that there's the Geneva Bible, JPS Tanach, Everett Fox's translations of the Torah and 1 & 2 Samuel, a Spanish Bible, KJV, NKJV, NRSV, NIV, ESV, and NASB.

4. Do you have a preference?

I like the old RSV, but the new ESV is solid. I use my Oxford Annotated NRSV most often since the notes are useful and it includes the Apocrypha.

5. Nominate an interesting verse.

Hmm. Just a single verse? I find much of Jude rather perplexing, despite having taught through it before. If I must choose a single verse, how about Hebrews 5:8, "Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered." Unpacking that thought intersects with christology and soteriology in intriguing ways.

I'm not going to force this meme on anyone, but if you're looking for something to blog, feel free to use it.