ESV Wife and HCSB Hebrews

In my drawn out process of looking over Bibles I recently noticed two things worth mentioning. This afternoon I read through Hebrews in the HCSB and it was fantastic. The language was clear and tied the thoughtflow of the book together quite nicely (if you’ve ever slogged through the book with the NASB–my favorite translation–you?ll appreciate it). Yesterday I went through 1st Corinthians with the ESV and wondered why they chose “wife” in 1 Corinthians 11 instead of “woman” (which most other versions use)? Lastly this passage from Titus makes me laugh in any version: “One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’ He has surely told the truth!” (TNIV) A Cretan saying “Cretans are always liars.” And Paul says “That Cretan didn’t lie–he told the truth!!” I guess it gives me the geeky-giggles.

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