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Na 17 jaar vernieuwde Bijbeluitgave

17 jaar na de publicatie van de Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling van 2004 werd vorige woensdag een herwerkte versie ‘gedoopt’ in de Grote- of St Jacobskerk in Den Haag.

Kunsthistorische Bijbeluitgave NBV21

Er is ook een luxe cultuurhistorische uitgave van gemaakt die alle Bijbelboeken die door joden, protestanten, katholieken én lutheranen als gezaghebbend worden beschouwd voor legt, terwijl het het literaire karakter van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament benadrukt, doordat de tekst, anders dan in de meeste Bijbeluitgaven, in één brede kolom is opgemaakt.

Deze editie bevat een verklarende woordenlijst en diverse inleidingen die de lezer helpen om de weg te vinden in de historische achtergronden van de Bijbel. De inleidingen zijn geschreven door de belangrijkste oudhistorici en Bijbelwetenschappers van Nederland en Vlaanderen.

Matthijs de Jong, de hoofdvertaler van het NBG stelde trots deze herwerking voor en zei

“Met die inbreng van de lezers hebben we nu een verbeterde, vernieuwde en aangescherpte versie klaar van diezelfde vertaling, de NBV21 noemen we die.”

Vanaf 2016 hebben de vertalers zich over heel de Bijbel gebogen en zowat 12.000 wijzigingen aangebracht in de vertaling.

“Soms gaat het over een punt of een komma, soms over het Nederlands op zich, soms over een nieuw inzicht in de teksten. Maar over de hele lijn is het vooral de consistentie van de vertaling waar lezers het meest over vallen. Dus geen onnodige variaties in de vertaling, gelijke situaties of zinnen zijn nu ook identiek vertaald.”

geeft de jong aan.

Deze versie is om en bij de 2.000 bladzijden dik en mag dus een lijvig boek zijn waarbij wel een behoorlijk klein lettertype is gebruikt daar het anders veel te dik zou geweest zijn. Maar dit maal is er ook naast deen standaardeditie, eentje met grotere letters om gemakkelijk voor te lezen. Eveneens is er een gemakkelijk meeneembare versie, eentje voor huwelijken, een kunsteditie en ook een specifiek literaire uitgave.

Volgers de makers en uitgeverij leeft de Bijbel nog altijd en wachten nog altijd veel lezers op een Bijbelvertaling die hun kan boeien in hun eigen taal. Volgens de makers is het ook een boek dat in de huidige cultuur zijn plaats heeft en in de huidige maatschappij een spiegel voorhoudt en troost biedt.

Ook al leven we in West-Europa  in seculiere tijden en konden we zien dat in de loop der jaren, zelfs in het zogenaamd conservatief christelijk Nederland, de Bijbel een mindere rol is gaan spelen in de opvoeding,is er toch noch steeds een nieuwsgierigheid naar dat ‘Boek der boeken‘.

“Weet dat nog altijd veel kinderen en jongeren uit gelovige gezinnen en in het godsdienstonderwijs in contact komen met de Bijbel.”,

zegt Rieuwerd Buitenwerf, directeur van het NBG, die het werkproces looft:

“Net als in 2004 is het een samenwerking tussen Nederlandse en Vlaamse vertalers en dat liep zeer goed en vlot.”

“Mooi is dat de NBV21 helemaal interconfessioneel is, dus van waarde voor alle christenen: in Vlaanderen vooral katholieken, bij ons vooral protestanten, maar ook evangelischen of leden van de Pinkstergemeenschap. Het boek kan ook van waarde zijn voor de joodse gemeenschap. Wie in God en Jezus gelooft, is gebaat met de nieuwe vertaling. Wie niet gelooft ook trouwens.”

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Vindt ook:

Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling 2021

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Voorgaande

Gewortelden in Christus en factoren voor het succes van de reformatie

Niet Hebreeuws machtigen die toch de Tenach willen lezen

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“Our World” Moving from Blogspot to WordPress

On April the 2nd 2005, Marcus Ampe, after having commented on several MSN Groups created his own chat group on MSN which would grow into the website “Christadelphian world” on Multiply. Like so many Microsoft users at that time, he too, had his Space on MSN. When Microsoft discontinued the MSN Groups, Mr. Ampe followed their suggestion to switch to Multiply, presenting its Multiply Groups and Multiply Spaces. Several groups did not do this, quit or switched to other systems such as Yuku, of Ezboard, Inc.‘s internet forums (Yuku Message Boards), or the content management system (CMS) WordPress. Both were also considered by us, but unfortunately not chosen at that time. But a few years later Multiply stopped with providing room for bloggers. This made that all the material had to be exported when one wanted to keep the material.

The hierarchy of labels in a fully qualified domain name

For that reason, Marcus Ampe wanted to save his writings and placed them temporarily on the other American online content management system (CMS) Blogspot, enabling multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. Though that, what seemed just for a “waiting time” to find a new place, came to run its own life on Blogger. From that time onwards online journals or Blogs could also be accessed from a user-owned custom domain, an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet, (such as http://www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers.

Christadelphian World

The Blogspot “Christadelphian World” received some further new messages and having received a new birth in 2014, having its name changed in “Our World“ it grew out, becoming an ‘adult’ presenting more than 4 000 messages in 2020. Google, that year, made several changes in its sites as well as in Blogger. From then onwards connections with the older blogs on Blogspot did not seem to work so well. The system became very slow to load down. In earlier computer days that would not have been such an abnormality, nor problem, but in present times the consumer does not like some time-consuming websites and leave them alone.

The World Wide Web had become a place where lots of lots home pages, functioning as a table of contents or index, with links to other sections of the site, called for the attention of the reader. Many companies also wanted to play host to present websites to the worldwide public. The public became also more interested in blogs that operate mainly as news filters, collecting various online sources and adding short comments and Internet links. “Our World” its intention was also to do that and to show the public the connection of this world with the Highest Divine Source of this all.

WordPress logo.svgOther blogs concentrate on presenting original material and wanted to go deeper into certain topics. Marcus Ampe for that reason brought his MSN Space over to a Multiply Space, and when Multiply stopped its service, transferred it to WordPress, with as title Marcus Ampe’s Space to present his own personal views and offer a look in his personal diary.

In addition, many blogs provided a forum to allow visitors to leave comments and interact with the publisher. Such interaction became the most important target and this provide a new ground for several platforms bringing social media as a new driver of the convergent media sector, into their core business.

The growth of the blogosphere has been nothing short of remarkable. By October 2005 there were 19.6 million blogs, a number that has been doubling roughly every five months, according to Technorati, Inc., a Web site and organisation dedicated to mapping and searching the blogosphere.  You can imagine how by this growth of approximately 70,000 new blogs being created each day — or, more vividly, nearly one every second, how difficult it has become to find the most interesting or complete one. Due to the abundance of material on the internet and the fact that people often cannot see the wood for the trees anymore, Marcus Ampe created in 2014 (03/26) “From Guestwriters” on WordPress as a platform where a selection of interesting websites could be presented. He also wanted to offer a platform for writers themselves to present their own website articles and to introduce people to more in-depth articles. But until now he does not seem to succeed getting enough writers willing to offer their services to talk about such subjects as history, nature, a.o..

From blogging is (in a way) expected that it might also be a conversational activity seeking to create a community or reflect an existing community. With “From Guestwriters” Marcus Ampe hoped to do so, but also with “Our World“, he wanted to open a view on the world, tough from a Christian viewpoint. He is still convinced such a viewpoint should have a place in our world, though he does not expect a lot of followers or interested people, because he is fully aware that there is not such an interest in Jehovah God.

As a Christian Marcus Ampe is convinced that it is part of the tasks given by God and by His son Jesus Christ, to go out into the world to preach the coming Kingdom of God. In many of his websites Mr. Ampe wants to bring some positive notes and want to show people that when things don’t work well, or are not working at all, although there’s plenty of sun, and when it’s starting to get annoying, there are ways to get out of that black or dark mood and to find sunshine in heaven. “From Guestwriters” want to contribute in such a way, and now you also may find “Some view on the world” bringing such a positive view on the world.

Please come to find this renewed website by Marcus Ampe:

Some view on the world (WordPress site by Marcus Ampe)

Where you shall be able to find some news updates, thoughts and reflections by different people (inclusive reblogs) and articles about man, history, faith, religions (in particular Christian religion), God, His world and His Word, the Bible and quotations from it.

Blog of Some view on the world

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Decisions about your own death

Euthanasia is often described as the ultimate expression of autonomy but a former chair of the Danish Council of Ethics Ole Hartling stresses in his book Euthanasia and the Ethics of a Doctor’s Decisions: An Argument Against Assisted Dying, published by Bloomsbury that he does not rely upon “sanctity of life” arguments.

“These lines of thought are metaphysical and easily become dogmatic and hence unconvincing,”

he writes. His arguments are secular and aim to  show that legalisation is simply untenable.

In his essay in The BMJ, he writes:

Decisions about your own death are not made in normal day-to-day contexts. The wish to die arises against a backdrop: of desperation, a feeling of hopelessness, possibly a feeling of being superfluous. Otherwise, the wish would not be there. Thus, it is under these circumstances that the right to self-determination is exercised and the decision is made. Such a situation is a fragile basis for autonomy and an even more fragile basis for decision making. The choice regarding your own death is therefore completely different from most other choices usually associated with the concept of autonomy.

The essay is thought-provoking and well-worth reading.

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Do you feel or lover writing about Food

From today onwards we added next to the tag Food, the Category Food. (For this, we went looking at our previous postings to see what could be related to Food.)

It would be great if we could find someone who would not mind writing for us and our readers a regular blog about food, cooking and our way to treat or handle cereals, vegetables and fruit. In case you feel the bug in your hand for writing about the goods we may eat and how we may eat them, you are welcome to show your kitchen talent in writing.

Are you a person who would love to show other people the value of plants for food and medicine to help keep our world and ourselves in good health?

Why would you not be one of those who puts herself or himself at the site at the service for others, bringing forwards ideas for having a better environment and for enjoying lovely meals?

Are you the suitable writer we are looking for?

> Writer wanted

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Has Bible Engagement during Coronavirus Increased or Decreased?

When coronavirus hit, churches scrambled. Those that weren’t online figured out solutions fast, and those that already were online embraced remote church as a new normal. Since then, churches have worked tirelessly to ensure their congregations can continue meeting for weekly services, Bible studies, and the like (albeit online) and that people feel as connected as possible.

And things seem to be working.

Online services and meetings might be going swimmingly, but have faith communities been able to maintain Bible engagement during the coronavirus?

Not so much.

On July 22, American Bible Society and Barna Group released the 10th Annual State of the Bible report, and the information is sobering. Bible engagement has declined amid the coronavirus outbreak, pointing to a clear relationship between Scripture engagement and in-person church participation.

According to American Bible Society president and CEO Robert Briggs, Bible engagement was already experiencing a downward trend. But the July 2020 study revealed that trend has accelerated since January 2020.

Briggs states:

The study shows a direct correlation between increased Scripture engagement and those efforts typically organized by a church, including mentorship programs and small group Bible studies. Church closures due to COVID-19 are, therefore, likely contributing to decreased rates of Scripture engagement.1

But it’s not all bad news. In fact, Briggs sees it as a huge opportunity for Christian organizations to make an impact on Bible engagement.2

What is Bible engagement?

Bible engagement is more than attending church services or even reading the Bible. Dr. Fergus McDonald, past general secretary of National Bible Society and United Bible Societies, says it is

. . . interaction with the biblical text in a way that provides sufficient opportunity for the text to speak for itself by the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling readers and listeners to hear the voice of God and discover for themselves the unique claim Jesus Christ is making upon them.3

It’s the process of diving deep into Scripture, turning verses and passages around in our minds like bingo numbers in a round, metal cage, and letting them drop from our heads to our hearts. By sifting through and processing God’s Word, we come to experience the author in a profoundly personal way.

We come to know God intimately, and through the process, we are changed. And according to the study, this transformation most often occurs when relational church engagement goes up. American Bible Society Director of Ministry Intelligence Dr. John Farquhar Plake says,

“It’s probably the relationships people have with one another through the church that really make the difference.”4

It’s time to reverse the trend

Now more than ever, it’s paramount that churches commit to reversing this downward trend. The Church must

“transition from ‘survival’ mode back into ‘discipleship’ mode,”5

says Briggs.

But in a coronavirus world, discipling people toward this type of engagement with the Word of God and each other will take a bit of innovation.

And Faithlife has the tools to help your church do just that.

Faithlife, the world’s first integrated ministry platform, helps churches shift from disconnected discipleship to a biblically rooted, step-by-step discipleship strategy — whether your church expects to hold in-person gatherings next week or next year. It puts a wealth of biblical resources within reach for your entire congregation, from a Bible study app to devotionals and small group Bible study guides to theology courses.

Bible engagement is critical for growing a healthy congregation in any season and must not be paused because of today’s crisis. The current pandemic might make the task seem daunting — but you don’t have to go at it alone.

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Notes:

 

  1. ABS News Blog, “American Bible Society Releases 10th Annual State of the Bible Survey,” July 22, 2020.
  2. “State of the Bible Survey,” 2020.
  3. Dr. Fergus Macdonald, Taylor University Center for Scripture Engagement
  4. “State of the Bible Survey,” 2020.
  5. “State of the Bible Survey,” 2020.

 

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For beginners to the Bible to help them to access its message

For many, the Bible seems a very old book with such an old language that it can not be pleasant to read. Lots of people think it is too difficult to grasp.

Can it be that the present generation have a too limited view of that Old Book of books? Perhaps lots of people have no idea why it could become such a Bestseller of all times. They consider it a book that is not worth getting out of the dust.

However, they might be amazed at what the Book of Books has to say and what it can offer us today for interesting things or valuable subject matter.

If you think the Bible is just too hard to grasp, we can advise you “Telling it simply: the stories of the Bible” which can shed some light on the content of that library of books. If you think the Bible is only for old out of date boring conservative people, you might be surprised what that Library has been presenting already for ages but not so many came to see and understand.

Hilary Higgins may be a helping hand to uncover the secrets of that mysterious book. A woman standing with both her feet on the soil of the 21st century does not mind shedding some light on stories of thousands of years ago, showing that they are still relevant today.

In today’s language, you might come to know more about so many characters of the many Bible stories. Why not tackle that Bestseller with Mrs. Higgins her book at your side?

If you are new to the Bible and need to get to grips with what it says but are finding it just too big this is the ideal book to help you become the Bible expert you would like to be. Telling It Simply contains virtually all the stories in the Bible in fun and easy to read chunks.
You will quickly find out who is who and what they are doing. You can use it as a reference together with your Bible in study groups to keep up with the flow.
* Did you know Noah had a vineyard as well as an Ark? And the trouble it got him into? * Or why Balaam’s donkey suddenly turned round and started talking to him? * What part Nebuchadnezzar played in God’s plan and why God made him eat grass? * Jael’s murderous activities with a tent peg? * Paul and the runaway slave? * How Jesus paid his Temple tax bill?
Armed with this book you will quickly grasp the key facts that others are debating enthusiastically round you. Now you can join in. And even put them straight! More importantly, this book will enable you to read the Bible itself easily. To understand God’s vital message for you, for life, for ever.

Publisher: The Choir Press
ISBN: 9781789630893
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 793 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm

Please ask for her book in your bookstore or find it in a Christadelphian bookstore and/or ecclesia.

Or you can order it by Bol.com or Amazon

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