An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

New Names

(Pro 1:7 KJV)  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

I am reading this month in the James Moffatt translation.  One of the quirks I noticed at the very beginning was that he chose a unique word for the personal name of God, Yahweh.  In the NASB and KJV it is designated by all capitals, LORD.  I noticed that one of the current translations, the Legacy Standard Bible, transliterates it as Yahweh.  I like that.  Moffatt has chosen to translate it “the Eternal”.  I think that is acceptable.  It misses the personal aspect that the Hebrew conveys but it works as long as you are paying attention.

So?  When you are bored, consider what it means to be eternal. 

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