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Offline Doof

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EOB Bible?
« on: March 12, 2015, 05:14:32 PM »
I came across this name when searching for Bibles, and I wondered how good is this Bible and how faithful and also readable the translation is?

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Re: EOB Bible?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 02:01:52 AM »
It's a "fork" of the "open source" Bible translating/editing project WEB. The claim is that the process is "controlled within the Orthodox community," altho I can find no details of what that would mean; and, while the theoretical purpose of "open source" translation is to correlate input from hundreds or thousands, if the process is much like WEB's, most work is being done by a few. The Rev. Laurence Cleenewerck is named as Editor.

In an introduction to the New Testament, they note the choice to eclectically borrow from the NA while ostensibly translating the EP's official text.

The tone of the English is chipper -- short sentences, sometimes with exclamation points -- and the quality is that of a middle-school textbook. It should be graspable by any audience. The punctuation can be eccentric.

I know of only one other published translation of the Gospels, obscure, that puts instead of "Verily" or "Truly" the literal "Amen amen."

Typesetting was done in Microsoft Word and looks similar to a fairly clean office memo.

Are you familiar with the volumes from the Dormition Skete?
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Re: EOB Bible?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 04:34:52 AM »
I just discovered that this is being used at our local Serbian parish for the Gospels. Oddly enough, as they still use KJV for the rest of their readings.
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