Thursday, September 22, 2005

No literary gimmicks

The "Bible itself"?

I don't think so.


PastorJohn said...

Reminds me of the Reader's Digest condensed Bible. I saw one back in 1982. They "condensed" (i.e. LEFT OUT) Revelation 22:18-19 "For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."

However, there could be a legitimate use for this 100-minute thingy. Depending on how it's organized, it could be useful for quickly finding a topic, and then allow you to go to the real thing to read with understanding.

My concern is the stated purpose of learning about Christianity without having to read the whole thing. They kind of miss the point on that one!

Thainamu said...

In our business, Bible translation, often the entire Bible is not translated. But that is for a number of different reasons than this Bible. If only a NT is translated, it is always hoped that eventually indigenous Christians will go on to translate the whole thing.