Friday, March 25, 2005

The value of the ESV

Peter at Stronger Church explains why he's begun using the Engligh Standard Version. I've been using the ESV for about three years and think highly of it. Peter gives several reasons why it's a good choice.

4 Comments:

Blogger Rev. Rick Hill Jr, D.Div. said...

Milton,
I read Peters points of view about the ESV with an open mind. However, I have to say I am a strong advocate of Holman’s Christian Standard Bible; I have used it for study groups, preparing sermons. In addition, preaching since my first read. Serenity Through Hope Ministries purchases and donates the New Testament paper backs to new Christians our people who don’t have bibles.
I still use the Scofield King James Version and NASB that I started with in 1988. But I have never really liked any of the other translations(NIV, NLT…) I do use them from time to time to get a point across but they are not but Bible translation of choice.
Now I feel every one has their right to choose what works for them. I have the utmost respect for you and Peter and your Posts and writings, so maybe I’ll take a look at the ESV I think that’s one of the few translations I don’t have, although I have a computer program that has all the translations on it. Therefore, I’ll give it a look.
In Him
Rick

12:08 PM, March 26, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for weighing in, Rick, on the topic. I have a HCSB but haven't read it much yet. The NASB is a fine translation; I use it to study sometimes because it is probably the most literal translation of today. The KJV is probably the best English translation ever, although better original texts have been found since 1611. As someone once said, What's the best translation? The one you'll read! Peace.

5:00 PM, March 26, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Rick Hill Jr, D.Div. said...

Thats a Good Point I found when I first picked up the HCSB I didn't want to put it down. So I guess It fits the catagory of "What You'll read."

7:35 PM, March 26, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Amen.

7:55 PM, March 26, 2005  

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