I am almost persuaded by John Richardson the Ugley Vicar’s argument that “flesh” is a better rendering of sarx than “sinful nature”, in Romans 8. It’s a shame John didn’t realise that the NIV translation team now agrees with him. But I do also see problems with the “flesh” rendering.
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Peter lives in Chelmsford, UK. He started in life by studying Physics at the University of Cambridge, and worked for several years in the electronics and software industry. He studied theology to MA level at London Bible College, now London School of Theology. Then he joined Wycliffe Bible Translators UK, and after training in linguistics he served for seven years in the Caucasus region, coordinating a Bible translation project. In 2002 he left WBT, but until 2008 continued to work part time as an exegetical adviser to the same translation project. Google profile View all posts by Peter Kirk