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Open my eyes, so I may behold wonders from Your Word.
~ Psalm 119:18
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December 31, 2019

God has a way with words.  He loves alliterations, plays on words, the use of homophones, idioms, and poetry.  Without a cultural context, however, we sometimes miss the full meaning of a phrase spoken in a culture or language not our own, even when translating it into...

September 24, 2017

Many years ago, I was standing next to a dear friend in church whose little daughter was a babe-in-arms at the time - a little girl intent on emulatingwhat the adults were doing during worship.  The two-year-old raised her hands in praise like the rest of us, and worsh...

September 22, 2017

Without a cultural context, we sometimes miss the full meaning of a phrase spoken in a culture or language not our own, even when translating it into one's native language. In an introduction to TED Summit 2016, TED translators mention a few idioms used throughout the...

September 19, 2017

I have recently stumbled upon a "new" translation of the Bible:  The Message Bible.  Not exactly new, Eugene Peterson published the complete translation, Old Testament and New, in 2002.  Until now, I have not been very fond of modern or contemporary translations as I'v...

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