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Bible Translations and Mistranslations

BBC: “Virgin Birth a Mistranslation”

In a recent piece on the BBC, interviewer Nicky Campbell spoke with Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion at the University of Exeter. Responding to a question about the virgin birth, Dr. Stavrakopoulou said that, “basically, the virgin birth idea is a mistranslation.”

I think she’s wrong.

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December 24, 2012 Posted by | translation practice | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“The Warwick Files: Checkpoint” is Now Available

The Warwick Files:  Checkpoint

The Warwick Files: Checkpoint

I’m pleased to announce the publication of “Checkpoint,” the first story in my new thriller series: The Warwick Files.

The stories feature Police Chief Coyote “Kai” Goodman, whose past is so secret that even his cover story is classified. The setting is Warwick, NY, where, according to the official count, there are no spies.

In the inaugural story, “Checkpoint,” a man evades a police checkpoint and unknowingly triggers his own murder. Police Chief Kai Goodman knows why. Do you?

The story is available in soft cover for $3.95, and, like most short stories, for only $0.99 on Kindle. Take a look, or start with the official trailer.

I wrote this to be a fun diversion from my research (even though I try to have fun with that, too). I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

December 5, 2012 Posted by | announcements, Off Topic | , , | 4 Comments