Scot McKnight – The Second Testament

Scot McKnight – The Second Testament

In this episode, Kenny chats with Scot McKnight about his latest publication – The Second Testament – a new Bible translation of the New Testament. Enjoy!

Scot McKnight (PhD) is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor, and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese. He is the author of The Jesus Creed, The Blue Parakeet, The King Jesus Gospel, Revelation for the Rest of Us, numerous commentaries, and is now writing a sixteen-volume series of reflections called The Everyday Bible Study.

Episode 21 Outline:
  • Start-01:37 – Introduction.
  • 01:37-04:20 – Welcome to Scot and 3 questions.
  • 04:29-13:39 – What was your motivation for The Second Testament behind the translation project? How does this Bible translation differ from other more familiar ones? How have you resisted compromise by staying close to the Greek text?
  • 13:48-28:33 – When translating from the Greek, how do you consider the history of established English tranlations in the process? Was this familiarity  an issue for you? Your use of ‘new’ words for well-known ones, is very interesting, so how did you make these decisions? Discussing examples of these, including 1 Cor 11.
  • 28:41-36:10 – As a translator, you make certain decisions that have consequences, so how do you make the choice in a faithful way? For those who don’t speak or read Greek, how can you reassure them that the translation process is being faithful to the text?
  • 36:18-End – Close and further information.
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