Translation of YHWH in ESV

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Billy Brand | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 17 2018 12:56 PM

Why does my ESV translate(render) YHWH "Lord" instead of "LORD" as the preface indicates it should?

Just one example:

"24 Then the angel of the Lord stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall on either side."

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Nu 22:24). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

The preface for the ESV reads:

"As is common among English translations today, the ESV usually renders the personal name of GOD (YHWH) by the word LORD (printed in small capitals). An exception to this is when the Hebrew word ’adonay appears together with YHWH, in which case the two words are rendered together as “the LORD [in lowercase] GOD [in small capitals]"

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

My LOGOS ESV consistently does not render YHWH as LORD.  Is this a typo?

Thank you.

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 17 2018 1:12 PM

Billy Brand:
Why does my ESV translate(render) YHWH "Lord" instead of "LORD" as the preface indicates it should?

Hi Billy,

My ESV renders your test verse as LORD small caps as stated in the preface.

Here is my Support Info:

LLS:1.0.710
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RVI:ESVNT
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RVI:ESVOT
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Support info is found by clicking the small i within a small circle extreme right of the panel and expanding Support Info.

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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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 17 2018 1:28 PM

Hi Billy

Welcome to the forums.

My ESV looks like this...

However if I do this...

I get this...

Have you done that?

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Billy Brand | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 17 2018 1:35 PM

I did not have the "Bible Text Formatting" box checked.  That fixed it.

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Billy Brand | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 17 2018 1:48 PM

Thanks

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 18 2018 1:27 PM

Well you learn something everyday.

Thanks

P A

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 18 2018 3:34 PM

P A:
Well you learn something everyday.

ditto! Smile

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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