Early Bible Translations Collection (15 vols.) Useful for Non-Specialists?

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jun 29 2015 5:57 PM

It looks like the Early Bible Translations Collection (15 vols.) is ready to ship next month. I was wondering if anyone had any insights into how useful this might be for the non-specialist. I'm not questioning the value of the resource, but whether folks who are not language scholars would be able to use it profitably. I'm torn. It looks great, but I'm wondering if it's really a specialist collection.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 29 2015 7:01 PM

Just for the record what was the CP price?  


Had looked at it but decided that there was only one volume in it that I would use.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 29 2015 7:21 PM

Even though the translations are old, if you have any interest in Byzantine and Eastern Bible traditions these should be useful - they are not original languages oriented on the whole.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jun 29 2015 7:32 PM

David Ames:

Just for the record what was the CP price?  

$40

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EastTN | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 30 2015 6:51 AM

M.J., thank you.  That's very helpful.

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Nathan Parker | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 30 2015 5:17 PM

I managed to lock in at the $40 CP price, but I'm torn myself if I should keep this or cancel it. I'm a Bible/Bibliology junkie, so I'm wondering if I'd benefit from these translations.

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 1 2015 1:20 AM

MJ. Smith:

Even though the translations are old, if you have any interest in Byzantine and Eastern Bible traditions these should be useful - they are not original languages oriented on the whole.

And don't forget the translations of the Targums (Targum Onqolos, Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, and Targum Isaiah).

P.S. If you're wondering what the Targums are and why they matter, you should read this blog post by Vincent Setterholm.

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 1 2015 7:06 AM

I canceled simply because I had to make a decision between this and the Master Journal Bundle.  Sadly, can't have all of it.

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