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  • Bible Translation:  The Better Bibles Blog is a nice place to read about and discuss the strengths and shortcomings of the many English translations of the bible.
  • Bible Translation:  The newly released Holman Bible (HCSB) has a really interesting take on their translation philosophy.  Rather than being a formal equivalent (word-for-word, like NASB, NKJV, ESV), or dynamic equivalent (thought-for-thought, like NIV, TLB), they combine these two excellent methods, using what they call an optimal equivalence method.
  • 2006 Book Awards:  Check out the ECPA Christian Book Awards.  I note that my new favorite English Bible Translation, the ESV, was a finalist.  So was the HCSB.  The abysmal Message translation won.  Go figure.  Note the differences between The Message and other translations of 1 Timothy 1:9-10 and you’ll see what I mean.