“The familiar observation that the Bible is the best-selling book of all time obscures a more startling fact: the Bible is the best-selling book of the year, every year.” The business of selling Bibles.
“All across Beirut you can find walls covered with bullets holes… This proposal that I called ‘bullet lights’ is reversing the meaning and experience of the ‘bullet hole wallpaper’ at diverse locations in the city.” via BLDGBLOG
“There are few clues as to who these people are, other than the fact that many of the photos have “Dayton, Nevada” written on the back in pencil and that they were obviously taken at various times in the late 1970s”
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Fascinating article on the Bible, Harry. It’s quite a business. It’s a bit like the mobile phone industry. Somehow it adds just enough features to sell the new phones to people who already have one, or even several. It’s the same with Bibles.
Interesting, isn’t it. This bit reminded me of the question I was mulling over the other day about how to perform Shakespeare:
Although of course, even for the most serious Shakespearean scholar, translation issues don’t have quite the same urgency they have for theologians. I seem to remember that Tyndale’s bible was regarded as heretical mainly for just three words: ‘congregation’ in place of ‘church’, ‘love’ in place of ‘charity’, and a third I can’t remember.
Ever since reading a biography of Tyndale I’ve felt it’s sad that a genius of a translator who had the more influence than any other writer on the English language [except maybe Shakespeare] should be so little appreciated, but I guess he’d be more worried about the theology anyway. And I don’t suppose he’d feel we’ve made progress in 470 years since he was burnt.