A rather vague article at The Christian Post mentions several bloggers getting upset about the Thomas Nelson’s new repackaging of the Bible as well as mentioning Wayne Hastings’ work in damage control. Here’s the article: Clarity of New Chronological Bible at Question. Katherine T. Phan, the writer or the article fails to link to any of the posts in question so I’ll throw out a few links:
David Ker at Better Bibles: The Bible Marketing Generation Gap and Lingamish: A novel method of reading the Bible
- Wayne Hastings at Thomas Nelson: Chronological Study Bible Debate Response
There’s also a mysterious “Drew” mentioned in the Christian Post article but I’m unsure which of our blogger buddies named Drew that might be.
Come on, Katherine! Give us some links in your articles. What is this, the era of movable type?
Another Bible version worth critiquing in this regard is The TNIV The Books of The Bible. The ordering and grouping of the canon is in my opinion a statement about authorship and textual criticism. While I applaud the publication of editions aimed at getting readers to actually read the Bible, scrambled Bibles have a long way to go to prove their worth.
HT: Michael Kruse Clarity of New Chronological Bible at Question