Bible Lands As Classroom [2 DVD set]

40.00US$
SKU: BLDVD

The DVD series “Bible Lands as Classroom” presents a historical, cultural, and geographical context of the Bible. The script was written by Dr. Krijn van der Jagt and Dr. Ray Pritz. A group of United Bible Societies consultants specialized in Old Testament and New Testament reviewed the script. The DVD was filmed in various locations and contains authentic footage from sites such as the ancient cities of Ur, Nineveh, and Babylon in present day Iraq, as well as Susa and Persepolis in present day Iran. The series is a two-week training course for Bible translators.

Authors: 
Krijn van der Jagt and Ray Pritz
UBS Bible Land DVDs Volume 1
UBS Bible Land DVDs Volume 2
Price: 40.00US$

Old Testament Handbooks Set (26)

494.00US$

The Handbooks in the UBS Handbook Series are detailed commentaries providing valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the books of the Bible. They are prepared primarily to assist Bible translators as they carry out the important task of putting God’s Word into the many languages spoken in the world today. The text is discussed verse by verse and is accompanied by running text in at least one modern English translation.

Price: 494.00US$

UBS Technical Helps Set

121.00US$

The dilemma of the Bible translator is that the Bible is both a historical document and a literary document. That duality finds its way into every verse of every chapter of the Bible. The historicity of the text pulls the trans-lator toward formal (word-for-word, sentence-for-sentence) translation. The literary, rhetorical nature of the text pulls the translator toward literary, rhetorical, and poetic equivalence, that is, toward making the same emotive impact on the reader that the original did. That usually requires considerable restructuring and transformation.

Price: 121.00US$

UBS Monographs Set

45.00US$

The translations program of the United Bible Societies exists to provide assistance to translators so that translations of Scriptures will be of the highest quality possible. This assistance comes in the form of skilled consultants, the provision of high quality Hebrew and Greek texts of the Old and New Testaments, and through publications such as a handbook series and the quarterly journal The Bible Translator. In addition, UBS translation personnel have written a number of books that are landmarks in the development of translation theory.

Price: 45.00US$

Hebrew Poetry in the Bible - A Guide for Understanding and for Translating

10.00US$
SKU: TH00373HP

In most translation projects translators begin by translating the New Testament. When this job is done they move on to trans¬late the Old Testament. By this time translators may be quite experienced, having spent three or four years working with bibli¬cal texts and actively applying translation principles. So it is usually mature, confident translators who begin an Old Testament project and who assume that they will be simply continuing on in the same kind of work.

Authors: 
Lynell Zogbo  Ernst R. Wendland
Price: 10.00US$

Each According to Its Kind: Plants and Trees in the Bible [Flora]

30.00US$
SKU: TH00407FL

The cedars of Lebanon get plenty of rain—the Lord's own trees, which he planted.
There the birds build their nests; the storks nest in the fir trees. (Ps 104:16-17)

Richly illustrated with color photographs and drawings, this book classifies and describes in detail the flora of the Bible. Plants are grouped in six categories:

Wild Trees and Shrubs; Domestic Trees and Shrubs; Food Plants, Grown and Gathered; Incense and Ointment; Plants for Everyday Use; and Flowers, Thorns, and Weeds.

Authors: 
Dr. Robert Koops
Price: 30.00US$

All Creatures Great and Small: Living things in the Bible [Fauna]

30.00US$
SKU: TH00381FN

Animals, birds, snakes, insects, and other creatures are mentioned very frequently in the Bible, especially in the poetic books of Job and Psalms, and in many of the prophets. This is to be expected, since the people of Israel lived in an environment that had not been modified to any great extent by man, and the hunters among them, hunting with their simple weapons, had not reduced animal populations significantly. A certain amount of woodland was cut down for human use or burnt to create grazing land, but this would not have been very extensive.

Authors: 
Edward R Hope
Price: 30.00US$

The Works of their Hands: Man Made Things in the Bible [Realia]

51.00US$
SKU: TH00391RL

It was not long after people were created that they began to manufacture objects to make life easier and more enjoyable. Adam is barely out of the garden of Eden when we read that Jubal was “the ancestor of all musicians who play the harp and the flute,” and that Tubal Cain “made all kinds of tools out of bronze and iron” (Gen 4.21, 22). The Bible mentions at least five hundred distinct objects manufactured by  humans, and these can present a special challenge to the translator.

Authors: 
Dr Ray Pritz
Price: 51.00US$

Structure and Orality in 1 Peter - A Guide for Translators [No. 10]

10.00US$
SKU: MG04603SO

When we listen to traditional storytelling or poetry recitation, we are affected by the interplay of the sound, the word meanings, and their patterns; these are inseparable in a subtle way we seldom notice. One of the times we think about the interplay is when features of a story or poem lose their dynamic quality through the process of translation. Those of us who know two languages well often sense the diminished impact when we listen to a translation from one language to the other.

Authors: 
Kenneth J. Thomas and Margaret Orr Thomas
Price: 10.00US$

Souls under the Altar: Relevance Theory and the Discourse Structure of Revelation [No. 9]

10.00US$
SKU: MG0459SA

The structure of John’s Apocalypse, perhaps because it protrudes tan-talizingly to the surface of the text, has been analyzed so frequently and with such varying results that another attempt requires a degree of justi-fication. This present study arose for two reasons. First was my need, during my doctoral research into the role of the people of God in the Apocalypse, for a robust analysis of the structure of the book which would not only lead me to the passages where the people of God were focused, but also fit these passages into the framework of the book as a whole.

Authors: 
Stephen Pattemore
Price: 10.00US$

Anthropological Approaches to the Interpretation of the Bible [No. 8]

10.00US$
SKU: MG04581AA

The general aim of this book is to introduce anthropological approaches to the interpretation of the Bible. The Bible is a collection of books that can be studied from several angles. As the Holy Scripture of Jewish and Christian believers it is received as revelation of God and as a source of faith. The Biblical writings are also read from a different perspective, namely, as historical and cultural documents. An anthropological approach to the Bible focuses on the cultural world of the ancient texts.

Authors: 
Krijn van der Jagt
Price: 10.00US$

Politeness and Addressee Honorifics In Bible Translation

15.00US$
SKU: MG1988PH

This volume, number 11 in the series, written by Dr. Ji-Youn Cho as her Ph.D. dissertation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2008), addresses an issue of great importance to translators in the Asia Pacific Area: the translation of the Bible into languages with honorifics. As the author states in the Introduction, “The difficulty lies in the fact that honorific languages utilize a special class of words or grammatical morphemes whose function is to indicate social-deixis among the interlocutors in the communicative events.

Authors: 
Dr. Ji-Youn Cho
Price: 15.00US$

A Handbook on the Wisdom of Solomon

10.00US$
SKU: DC02012WS

In its Latin translation, this book is titled simply “The Book of Wisdom,” and most Catholic sources call it by that name. In Greek, it is entitled “The Wisdom of Solomon,” and this title is usually used in Protestant versions of the Apocrypha. Either title is acceptable. It is almost universally agreed today that Greek is the original language of this book. There is less agreement about its date. Estimates are made from about 200 B.C. to about A.D. 50. Recent opinion seems to be moving toward a date at the late end of this time span.
 

Authors: 
Roger A. Bullard and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on The Shorter Books of the Deuterocanon

10.00US$
SKU: DC02012SB

Baruch 

Authors: 
Roger A. Bullard and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)

24.00US$
SKU: DC02036SI

There is no doubt as to the author of this book. In 50.27 the writer identifies himself as “Jesus the son of Sirach, son of Eleazar.” He appears to have been a professional scribe or scholar, probably a resident of Jerusalem. We may assume that he was well-to-do, although not rich (29.1-13; 31.1-11). He speaks of having traveled widely (34.9-12; 39.4; 51.13), and is obviously familiar with problems of etiquette that arise at social occasions hosted by influential people (31.12–32.13).

Authors: 
Roger A. Bullard and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 24.00US$

A Handbook on 1-2 Maccabees

24.00US$
SKU: DC02043MCI-II

A Handbook on 1-2 Maccabees is part of the UBS Handbook Series. Like other books in the series, this Handbook is a verse-by-verse commentary that concentrates on exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic problems related to the translation of 1-2 Maccabees. Even though the authors only address issues directly related to translation, many church leaders and interested Bible readers have found these Handbooks useful and informative

The books called “Maccabees”

Authors: 
Roger A. Bullard and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 24.00US$

A Handbook on the Revelation to John

10.00US$
SKU: NT01744RV

This is an apocalypse (1.1), that is, a book that deals with eschatological matters, events that take place at the end of human history. There are apocalyptic passages elsewhere (such as Daniel 7–12, and Mark 13 and parallels), but this is the one biblical book that is thoroughly apocalyptic. The first part, the letters to the seven churches, serves as an introduction to the book.

Authors: 
Robert G. Bratcher and Howard A. Hatton 
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on the Letters of John

10.00US$
SKU: NT01736JL

1 John

Authors: 
Marinus de Jonge,  J. L. Swellengrebel and C. Haas
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on 2 Peter & Jude

10.00US$
SKU: NT01728J2P

The Second letter from Peter and The Letter from Jude have similar purposes. They are written to believers who are besieged by people who teach false doctrines among them.

The Second letter from Peter is addressed to Christians in general. The recipients are referred to as people ``who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours'' (1.1). There is no other description found in the letter nor is there any mention of any geographical location. 

Authors: 
Daniel C. Arichea and Howard A. Hatton 
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on the First Letter from Peter

10.00US$
SKU: NT01718P1

The First Letter of Peter is one of the most difficult books to translate in the whole New Testament. It is written in very formal Greek. Many of the sentences within the letter are long and complicated, so much so that it is rather difficult to be sure of the logical relationships within a sentence. A good example is 1.3-5, as the rendering in the RSV shows:

Authors: 
Eugene A. Nida and Daniel C. Arichea
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on the Letter from James

10.00US$
SKU: NT1701JM

The writer, who calls himself James, has traditionally been identified as James the brother of Jesus. That brother is mentioned by name in Mark 6.3; he is identified as the leader of the church in Jerusalem in Acts 12.17; 15.13; and 21.18; and he is described as ``the Lord's brother'' in Gal 1.19. But there is no consensus among contemporary scholars as to who this James is. Furthermore, since the book's contents are so general, and since it makes no reference to external events that would help us to date it, there is no agreement as to where and when it was written.

His readers

Authors: 
I-Jin Loh and Howard A. Hatton
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on the Letter to the Hebrews

10.00US$
SKU: NT01695HB

We do not know who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews, and we know nothing else that the author wrote. This means that we cannot, as in the case of Paul, use other letters to discover more about how the author thinks and writes. We have to rely mainly on the letter itself, which is rather short—less than one-seventh as long as Luke's writings. The evidence of writings which seem to have a back¬ground similar to that of this letter can also be used to help us understand He¬brews, but this evidence is less direct and must be used with care.

Authors: 
Paul Ellingworth and Howard A. Hatton 
Price: 10.00US$

A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to Timothy and to Titus

10.00US$
SKU: NT1688TT

The three short letters that are the subject of this Handbook are known as the Pastoral Letters, a designation that was first used in the 18th century. This name is appropriate for at least two reasons: (1) these letters were written by an older church leader (Paul) to younger church leaders (Timothy, Titus); and (2) these letters deal with various pastoral matters such as the qualifications of church leaders, the teaching of true and sound doctrines in the church, and the proper conduct of Christian leaders and of Christians in general.

Authors: 
Daniel C. Arichea and Howard A. Hatton 
Price: 10.00US$

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