The Wartburg Project

Articles

Articles about Bible translation topics and the EHV.

About the EHV
May 31st, 2024
Anniversary Reflections - How Good and Pleasant

Reflections on the blessings of working together on this translation project.

About the EHV
April 29th, 2024
Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of the Wartburg Project

About the EHV
April 29th, 2024
EHV at its Fifth Anniversary

Supplemental Resources
February 27th, 2024
Chart of the Psalms

A quick and handy reference chart of some important information on each Psalm.

Supplemental Resources
February 22nd, 2024
Review of Psalms I and II

Commentary review from the "Protestant Reformed Theological Journal"

Supplemental Resources
November 29th, 2023
The Gospel of Mark Study Guide

A study guide that goes with the book by Daniel Deutschlander

About the EHV
October 31st, 2023
Wartburg Project Anniversary Reflections 2013-2023

On the tenth anniversary of the Wartburg Project we reflect on the lessons learned, blessings received, and milestones reached.

Supplemental Resources
August 29th, 2023
Christ, The Cross, and You

A basic presentation of God's plan of salvation in everyday language.

Monthly Reports
June 30th, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-06

Monthly Reports
May 30th, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-05

Supplemental Resources
April 28th, 2023
Brief Summaries of the Books of the Bible

A brief sketch of each book's part in the whole Bible's message of salvation through Jesus.

Monthly Reports
April 28th, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-04

Monthly Reports
March 31st, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-03

Monthly Reports
February 27th, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-02

Monthly Reports
January 31st, 2023
Wartburg Project Report 2023-01

Translation Principles
January 26th, 2023
Translating Connectives in the New Testament

An article by David Kuske on cases where words might be translated with punctuation marks.

Monthly Reports
December 30th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-12

About the EHV
December 6th, 2022
Condensed Bibles and "The Story of God's Love"

An article about the challenges and benefits of condensed Bibles.

Monthly Reports
November 30th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-11

Monthly Reports
October 31st, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-10

Monthly Reports
September 28th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-09

About the EHV
September 15th, 2022
Why Should I Use the EHV?

The main reasons for you to use the EHV.

Monthly Reports
August 31st, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-08

Monthly Reports
July 30th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-07

Monthly Reports
June 29th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-06

History
June 1st, 2022
Summary of the Kings of Judah and Israel

A quick-reference guide to the Old Testament kings.

Monthly Reports
May 27th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-05

Monthly Reports
April 30th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-04

Monthly Reports
March 30th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-03

Monthly Reports
February 21st, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-02

Monthly Reports
January 27th, 2022
Wartburg Project Report 2022-01

Supplemental Resources
December 24th, 2021
Annual Bible Study Calendar

A Bible Study Calendar in Microsoft Excel format that can be used as-is or customized to your needs.

Monthly Reports
December 24th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-12

Monthly Reports
November 24th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-11

History
November 18th, 2021
Christ's Birth Date

In what year was Jesus born? This brief article gives an overview of the most popular theories.

Monthly Reports
October 29th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-10

About the EHV
October 28th, 2021
500th Anniversary of the Wartburg Project: Luther at the Wartburg

The year 2021 is the 500th anniversary of the first Wartburg Project, Luther’s initial translation of the New Testament, which he completed during his exile to the Wartburg Castle.

About the EHV
October 7th, 2021
Luther and the EHV

Similarities and differences between Luther's practices and ours.

Monthly Reports
September 29th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-09

Biblical Resources for Teachers
August 31st, 2021
Biblical Resources for Teachers

A list of recommended resources for Lutheran teachers and Bible students.

Monthly Reports
August 31st, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-08

Grammatical Studies
August 1st, 2021
Biblical Grammar: Mechanics or Meaning?

A 55-page ebook on the philosophy of Biblical grammar. "Grammar is made for man; man is not made for grammar."

Monthly Reports
July 28th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-07

Supplemental Resources
July 24th, 2021
That We May Believe: Evangelism Reference

A quick reference guide to some of the key doctrinal passages of the Bible.

Monthly Reports
June 29th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-06

History
June 4th, 2021
Biblical Weights and Measures - Ancient, Imperial, or Metric?

How does the EHV handle translating systems of measure?

Monthly Reports
May 30th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-05

Monthly Reports
April 28th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-04

Monthly Reports
March 24th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-03

About the EHV
March 23rd, 2021
An Easter Harmony from the Four Gospels

Adapted from The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, a harmony of the Four Gospels, based on the text of the EHV, available from Northwestern Publishing House.

About the EHV
March 23rd, 2021
An EHV Good Friday Harmony

Read the whole Good Friday story assembled from the four Gospel accounts.

Monthly Reports
February 25th, 2021
Wartburg Project Report 2021-02

History
February 2nd, 2021
Review of "When Was Jesus Really Born?"

Review of an in-depth book by Stephen L. Ware, available from Concordia Publishing House.

Monthly Reports
January 29th, 2021
Annual Report 2020

Monthly Reports
December 14th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-12

Monthly Reports
November 19th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-11

Monthly Reports
October 29th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-10

About the EHV
October 28th, 2020
Introducing the EHV

A collection of four articles about the EHV.

Monthly Reports
September 26th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-09

Monthly Reports
August 30th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-08

History
August 3rd, 2020
Biblical Weights and Measures - Metric Version

Translating ancient measurements into the modern metric system.

Monthly Reports
July 28th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-07

About the EHV
July 26th, 2020
The Top Ten Reasons that the EHV Is a Worship-Friendly Translation

"The EHV focuses on the public use of the text." 10 reasons the EHV is suited to a public worship setting.

Monthly Reports
June 30th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-06

Monthly Reports
May 27th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-05

Monthly Reports
April 14th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-04

Monthly Reports
March 26th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-03

Monthly Reports
February 25th, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-02

Monthly Reports
January 31st, 2020
Wartburg Project Report 2020-01

Monthly Reports
November 29th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-11

Translation Principles
November 21st, 2019
Mark 16:9-20 - Textual Evidence

Evidence for the long ending of Mark. This article builds on FAQ 39: Why does the EHV include Mark 16:9-20?

About the EHV
November 15th, 2019
The Christmas Story from Five Translations

Luke 2 comparison from KJV, ESV, CSB, NIV, and EHV.

Monthly Reports
October 25th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-10

Supplemental Resources
October 14th, 2019
Appendices of the EHV

Appendix Resources written to go with the EHV Study Bible.

Monthly Reports
September 27th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-09

Monthly Reports
August 14th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-08

Monthly Reports
July 22nd, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-07

Archaelogy
July 18th, 2019
Jericho and Ai

An introduction and summary of the archaeological disputes about these historic locations in the book of Joshua.

Supplemental Resources
July 18th, 2019
Psalms Chart

The 150 psalms are carefully arranged into patterns on the basis of authorship, style and topic.

Monthly Reports
June 28th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-06

Monthly Reports
May 29th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-05

Monthly Reports
April 26th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-04

Monthly Reports
March 29th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-03

About the EHV
March 28th, 2019
EHV Permissions Statement

Permissions and copyright info.

Monthly Reports
February 28th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-02

Monthly Reports
January 25th, 2019
Wartburg Project Report 2019-01

Geography
January 14th, 2019
Lawrenz Map Drawing Guide

A simple guide to understanding and drawing maps of the Bible world.

Monthly Reports
November 21st, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-11

Monthly Reports
October 31st, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-10

Monthly Reports
September 21st, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-09

Monthly Reports
August 30th, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-08

About the EHV
August 13th, 2018
EHV Study Bible Preview: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Preview three OT books of the EHV study Bible.

Monthly Reports
July 25th, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-07

Monthly Reports
June 1st, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-06 compact

Monthly Reports
May 11th, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-05

Textual Studies
May 9th, 2018
Peniel or Penuel?

A question that looks simple, but is really not simple at all.

Doctrinal Studies
April 23rd, 2018
A Scriptural and Historical Survey of the Doctrine of the Antichrist

A survey of some less-studied passages on the Antichrist.

About the EHV
April 16th, 2018
Comparing Genesis 1-3 in the EHV and NIV

Side-by-side comparison with differences highlighted.

History
April 16th, 2018
Israel and the Nations

A summary of Israel’s relations with surrounding nations.

Translation Principles
April 16th, 2018
Principles and Practices of Bible Translation: An Expanded Study Guide for Translators

Principles that illustrate the types of issues which a translation committee has to resolve.

History
April 16th, 2018
The Herods

The four generation of the Herods are a tangled soap opera of a story.

History
April 16th, 2018
The Intertestamental Period

What is between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New?

Supplemental Resources
April 16th, 2018
A New Resource for Translation: Garner's Modern English Usage

Current standards for contemporary prose.

Supplemental Resources
April 16th, 2018
Recommended New Testament Commentaries

A list of recommended New Testament commentaries with comments.

Supplemental Resources
April 16th, 2018
Old Testament Commentaries for the Pastor's Study

A list of recommended commentaries for the Old Testament.

Monthly Reports
April 16th, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-04

Doctrinal Studies
April 10th, 2018
Key Passages for a Doctrinal Evaluation of Bible Translations

Key passages that may reveal doctrinal biases of translators.

Monthly Reports
March 22nd, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-03

About the EHV
March 15th, 2018
The Lord's Prayer in Five Versions

Comparison of KJV, ESV, EHV, CSB, NIV.

Textual Studies
March 13th, 2018
Biblical Typos

Variants, Typos, and Biblical Innerancy

History
March 13th, 2018
Debate Concerning the Chronology of the New Testament

Dr. Brug presents balanced arguments relating to New Testament chronology.

Translation Principles Doctrinal Studies
March 13th, 2018
Gender Issues in Bible Translation

Gender issues, marriage issues, and sexual issues in Bible translation.

History
March 13th, 2018
Old Testament Biblical Chronology

Putting dates on Old Testament history.

About the EHV
March 13th, 2018
Psalm 23 in Five Translations

KJV, ESV, EHV, CSB, NIV

History
March 13th, 2018
Scientific Dating of History

How dates are scientifically established and the problems with relying entirely on these methods.

Translation Principles
March 13th, 2018
To Sync or Not to Sync: That Is the Question

If the Hebrew wording of parallel passages is identical or very close, should the English be made identical?

About the EHV
March 13th, 2018
Translation Rubrics and Principles

A lengthy summary of the guiding principles of our translation.

Monthly Reports
February 23rd, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-02

Monthly Reports
January 31st, 2018
Wartburg Project Report 2018-01

Monthly Reports
December 20th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-12

Monthly Reports
November 20th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-11

Monthly Reports
October 30th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-10

About the EHV
October 28th, 2017
Luther's Bible and the EHV on the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation

The EHV hopes to preserve the best from the long heritage that has gone before us.

About the EHV
September 22nd, 2017
Introduction to the First Version of the EHV

This is the introduction printed in the first edition of the NT and Psalms.

Monthly Reports
September 21st, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-09

Grammatical Studies
September 13th, 2017
Those Pesky Prepositions

The challenges that come from translating Hebrew and Greek prepositions into English.

About the EHV
August 28th, 2017
How Does the EHV Compare to Other Bible Translations?

Examples of how the EHV is set apart from other translations.

Monthly Reports
August 25th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-08

History
July 23rd, 2017
The Astronomical Dating of Ancient History Before 700 B.C.

Can we rely on historical dates determined by astronomy?

Monthly Reports
July 18th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-07

Monthly Reports
June 6th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-06

Monthly Reports
May 23rd, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-05

Translation Principles Doctrinal Studies
May 1st, 2017
Principles of Bible Translation Applied to Prophecy

Translating Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament with an emphasis on direct prophecies.

Monthly Reports
April 18th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-04

Translation Principles
April 5th, 2017
The Problem of Blunt Language in the Bible

Should we be euphemistic or direct in translating sexual language in the Bible?

Monthly Reports
March 27th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-03

Monthly Reports
February 25th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-02

Monthly Reports
January 11th, 2017
Wartburg Project Report 2017-01

Monthly Reports
December 14th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-12

Translation Principles
November 26th, 2016
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Dilemmas of Bible Translation

Difficult choices faced in translating for the EHV.

Monthly Reports
November 11th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-11

Monthly Reports
October 21st, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-10

Monthly Reports
September 29th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-09 Autumn Extra

Textual Studies
September 11th, 2016
Sample Chapter from Textual Criticism of the Old Testament

This article is a sample chapter of the textbook Textual Criticism of the Old Testament: Principles and Practice by Professor John Brug

Monthly Reports
August 31st, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-09

About the EHV
August 19th, 2016
The Evangelical Heritage Version: What's in a Name?

About the name of of our translation.

Monthly Reports
July 20th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-07

Monthly Reports
June 15th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-06

Monthly Reports
June 9th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-03

Geography
May 31st, 2016
Translation and Geography

How archaeology helps modern Christians understand the biblical accounts.

Monthly Reports
May 17th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-05

Translation Principles Geography
May 14th, 2016
Excavating a Battle: The Intersection of Textual Criticism, Archaeology, and Geography

The battle of Mikmash is used as an example of how these disciplines can clarify the understanding of a text.

Monthly Reports
February 10th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-02

Monthly Reports
February 8th, 2016
Wartburg Project Report 2016-01

Monthly Reports
December 18th, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-12

Monthly Reports
December 7th, 2015
Christmas Message 2015

Monthly Reports
November 20th, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-11

About the EHV
October 22nd, 2015
Luther's Bible Translation and the Wartburg Project

How the Wartburg Project uses Luther's translation principles.

Monthly Reports
October 21st, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-10

Monthly Reports
August 27th, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-09

Monthly Reports
July 21st, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-07

Monthly Reports
June 16th, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-06b

Monthly Reports
April 3rd, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-04

Monthly Reports
February 18th, 2015
Wartburg Project Report 2015-02

Monthly Reports
November 15th, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-11

Monthly Reports
August 31st, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-09 First Anniversary Report

Monthly Reports
August 28th, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-08

Monthly Reports
July 2nd, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-06

Monthly Reports
May 22nd, 2014
Wartburg Project Summary 2014-05

Monthly Reports
April 26th, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-05

Monthly Reports
April 21st, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-04

Monthly Reports
March 4th, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-03

Monthly Reports
January 31st, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-02

Monthly Reports
January 19th, 2014
Wartburg Project Report 2014-01b

Monthly Reports
January 12th, 2014
Report to the Conference of Presidents 2014-01

Monthly Reports
December 31st, 2013
Wartburg Project Report 2014-01a

Monthly Reports
October 31st, 2013
Wartburg Project Invitation 2013-11

Archaelogy
August 1st, 2012
Biblical Acrostics and Other Ancient Near Eastern Acrostics

One of the most distinctive features of biblical poetry.

History
August 1st, 2012
The Reign of Hezekiah

The reign of Hezekiah is one of the most complex problems of biblical chronology.

Translation Principles
July 31st, 2012
Textual Criticism Brief: Mark 16:9-20

Article by Rev. David Kuske on the ending of the Gospel of Mark.

Textual Studies
January 8th, 2012
A Mixture of Myrrh and Aloes - an Exegetical Brief on John 19:39

What did Nicodemus use for Jesus' burial?