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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“Understanding Bible Translation takes a highly technical endeavor and makes it obtainable for all. Backed by a life devoted to the Word of God, and written by one who is familiar with the rigors of translation personally, his heart for God is evidenced on every page. This is no dry treatise on the necessity and intricacies

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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“Bible translation is the spark that kindled the Reformation. Men like William Tyndale gave their lives to ensure that people had access to Scripture in their own languages. Continuing the legacy and vision of such great men, Understanding Bible Translation makes a strong biblical case for vernacular translation of the Bible. Dr. Barrick shows how to preserve

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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“In reading Understanding Bible Translation, I felt like an apprentice sitting at the elbow of a master artisan watching him perform his craft with excellence. Drawing from his expertise honed as a long-time professor, as well as from decades of experience as a Bible translator, Bill Barrick masterfully demonstrates what is involved in translating the Bible

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Understanding Bible Translation

My latest book, Understanding Bible Translation: Bringing God’s Word into New Contexts (Kregel Academic, 2019) enters distribution May 28. This project began approximately 25 years ago while serving as a Bible translator in Bangladesh. Since then, my involvement in Bible translation has expanded far beyond what I ever dreamed possible. Part of that story comes

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The Authority of Scripture in the Book of Jeremiah

Introduction Jeremiah “combined the fearlessness of Amos, the loving concern of Hosea, and the stern grandeur of Isaiah.”[1] The Word of God is one of the major themes of the Book of Jeremiah. “‘And those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah few in number.

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Hallelujah Chorus–Psalm 150

For a week I posted text pictures on Instagram covering Psalm 150 verse by verse. Each slide showed the unpointed Hebrew text and English translation. In case you missed it on FaceBook or Instagram, here are the six slides. May the Lord stir up in you the praise for which He alone is worthy as

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My Recommendation: Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood

Jeremy D. Lyon, Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015) focuses on four key Qumran fragmentary manuscripts with significant contributions to the study of the Genesis Flood: the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen), a commentary on Genesis (4Q252), an admonition based on the Flood (4Q370), and a paraphrase of Genesis and Exodus (4Q422). Lyon

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Shalom Living for God’s People

In 2014, as part of my participation in the ministries of Abraham Lincoln Foundation of Albania (ALFA), Robb Provost (ministry director) asked me to prepare and present a study about “shalom living” from the Old Testament. Throughout the history of ALFA team members sought to demonstrate this kind of living and ministry in the country of

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Uncommon Wisdom: Old Testament Wisdom Books

Introduction Overall, Old Testament (OT) wisdom books are fairly anthropocentric (man-centered) since they address the issues of everyday living faced by God’s people. That does not mean that they are not also theocentric (God-centered). God instructs His people to live their lives in view of His existence, presence, righteousness, and justice. Studying these books provides

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Daniel 11—Amazing Prophetic Accuracy

The Lord Jesus Christ Himself attributed the book of Daniel to the prophet bearing that name (cf. Matthew 24:15). The Book of Daniel itself indicates that Daniel was the author (“I, Daniel,” 8:1). Details in the Book of Daniel concerning the history, locale, and culture of Babylon and Medo-Persia favor a firsthand witness of the

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