A question about the "Bible Knowledge Background Commentary"

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Nov 11 2016 4:46 PM

Commentary resources typically state which translation of the Bible is the default being used when quoting scripture passages unless noted otherwise, but I'm not finding anything like that in the Bible Knowledge Background commentaries and so far I haven't been able to match quoted passages with any of the more common translations.

In some cases, I also realize the author(s) of the resource are providing their own translation, but there's usually some statement to that affect when that's the case and again, I'm not finding anything like that in the BKBC

Perhaps it's in plain sight and I'm just missing it, but I'm wondering if anyone has the skinny on this..

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 5:04 PM

The BKBC is not a conventional commentary. Not every verse, not every passage is commented upon. Words, phrases, and passages are selected for comment because important background information is at hand. The commentary makes use of the New American Standard Bible (NASB)—an excellent translation that tends to be very literal. The NASB’s literalness facilitates serious study and makes parallels with the Old Testament and extracanonical writings more evident.

Evans, C. A. (2003). The Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew–Luke. (C. A. Evans & C. A. Bubeck, Eds.) (First Edition, p. 16). Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook.

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 5:05 PM

Rick Ausdahl:
Perhaps it's in plain sight and I'm just missing it

After a cursory glance, I didn't find it. I tried looking up a few, but received multiple hits. Do you have a specific passage or two? 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 5:06 PM

Beloved:
The BKBC is not a conventional commentary. Not every verse, not every passage is commented upon. Words, phrases, and passages are selected for comment because important background information is at hand. The commentary makes use of the New American Standard Bible (NASB)—an excellent translation that tends to be very literal. The NASB’s literalness facilitates serious study and makes parallels with the Old Testament and extracanonical writings more evident.

Is this a quote from the text? 

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Robert Neely | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 5:19 PM

alabama24:
Is this a quote from the text? 

yes, it is on page 16 of the Matthew - Luke volume under the "How to Use This Commentary" heading.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 6:29 PM

Yes

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 7:15 PM

Robert Neely:

alabama24:
Is this a quote from the text? 

yes, it is on page 16 of the Matthew - Luke volume under the "How to Use This Commentary" heading.

Thanks everyone!  So it is there, just tucked in with that section rather than spelled out up front.

The NASB is one of the volumes that I checked as in the following excerpt from the BKBC on Luke 1:28 followed by the NASB translation of that verse.  But it didn't match the NASB or any other translation I checked, so I thought maybe it was the author's translation.

BKBC -- Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.        NASB -- Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 11 2016 7:47 PM

Rick Ausdahl:
The NASB is one of the volumes that I checked

Which edition of the NASB? 

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Ken Hicks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 4:39 AM

It states in the Preface that it uses the NIV (I assume the 1984 version) given the age of the commentary.

EDIT: It was based on the 1978 edition of the NIV.

Second, this is the first two-volume commentary to be based on the New International Version of the Holy Bible (1978 ed.). The NIV is widely accepted as a translation that faithfully rendered the biblical text into clear modern-day English. The Bible Knowledge Commentary thus becomes immediately useful as a companion to one’s personal Bible study.

Walvoord, John F., and Roy B. Zuck, Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. Print.

EDIT-EDIT: Forget everything I wrote! I was looking at the Bible Knowledge Commentary (wrong book). I quit. Somebody should come and revoke my keyboard. Big Smile

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 5:30 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
BKBC -- Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.        NASB -- Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.

"Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you" is NASB 1977 (according to http://biblehub.com/luke/1-28.htm )

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 5:52 AM

alabama24:

Rick Ausdahl:
The NASB is one of the volumes that I checked

Which edition of the NASB? 

The only one in my library is the 1995 update.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 5:57 AM

NB.Mick:

Rick Ausdahl:
BKBC -- Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.        NASB -- Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.

"Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you" is NASB 1977 (according to http://biblehub.com/luke/1-28.htm )

Hmmm.  The copyright date of this first edition of the BKBC is 2003, so would of thought it would be using the 1995 update.  Maybe Mr. Evans prefers the older edition.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 6:01 AM

Ken Hicks:

It states in the Preface that it uses the NIV (I assume the 1984 version) given the age of the commentary.

EDIT: It was based on the 1978 edition of the NIV.

Second, this is the first two-volume commentary to be based on the New International Version of the Holy Bible (1978 ed.). The NIV is widely accepted as a translation that faithfully rendered the biblical text into clear modern-day English. The Bible Knowledge Commentary thus becomes immediately useful as a companion to one’s personal Bible study.

Walvoord, John F., and Roy B. Zuck, Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Vol. 1. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985. Print.

EDIT-EDIT: Forget everything I wrote! I was looking at the Bible Knowledge Commentary (wrong book). I quit. Somebody should come and revoke my keyboard. Big Smile

Don't worry about it Ken.  I think most of us have had keyboards go squirrelly on us a time or two.  Wink

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 12 2016 8:17 AM

NB.Mick:
"Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you" is NASB 1977 (according to http://biblehub.com/luke/1-28.htm )

Thanks Mick. I thought something like that might be the case. 

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