The Wartburg Project


Textual Studies

Questions about Bible translation topics and the EHV.

May 26th, 2015
10. Your translation sometimes has more words and occasionally even more verses than other recent translations of the New Testament. Why is that?

There are many small differences between the hundreds of handwritten manuscripts of the New Testament. Most of these variants are “typos”, but occasionally some manuscripts have entire words or even verses that are only in some copies.

June 29th, 2022
78. Pronouns and Antecedents in the Bible

In Psalm 72:17, the EHV has “All nations will be blessed through him. They will call him blessed,” but other translations have “They will be blessed through him. All nations will call him blessed.” Why is this?

August 2nd, 2017
34. Blessing God

March 26th, 2020
60. Grammar: Laws, Rules, or Guidelines?

October 29th, 2020
64. Shouldn't Psalm 4:4 and Ephesians 4:26 agree?

March 23rd, 2021
67. John 13:27: "What you are about to do, do more quickly."

October 28th, 2021
72. Luther and Genesis 4:1

April 30th, 2022
76. Acts 1:26—Lottery or Election?

May 25th, 2022
77. God's Mercy and Faithfulness

July 29th, 2022
81. Spirit or spirit in Galatians 5:16-18, 22, 25

August 30th, 2022
83. Deliver Us From Evil

August 30th, 2022
82. Sea Cow Skins and the Dwelling

March 31st, 2023
88. Resources for the Study of New Testament Textual Criticism

February 22nd, 2018
40. Do variants and typos affect the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy?

March 22nd, 2018
42. Why is there so much confusion concerning the spelling of "Peniel" and "Penuel?" (Genesis 32:30-31)

April 26th, 2019
52. The Verse Numbers in the Bible

November 27th, 2019
57. What are the righteous verdicts of the saints?

January 29th, 2020
59. Dealing with Defects

July 1st, 2023
91. The Guarantee of a Good Conscience

In 1 Peter 3:21, why does the EHV use the word “guarantee,” while other translations use various other words, such as “pledge” or “answer” or “appeal” or “request” or “question” or “promise”?

September 29th, 2021
71. Verse Numbers in Song of Songs 7

January 29th, 2021
65. Acts 19:1-6: The Baptism of John and Rebaptism

August 29th, 2023
92. "Virgin" or "Young Woman" in Joel 1:8?

It is hard to imagine how anyone who has read the ancient religious literature of the Near East could come to the conclusion that “neither the word or concept of virgin or virginity is of any importance in the religious thought of the Old Testament.”

November 22nd, 2023
56. Where did the name "Cainan" come from in Luke 3:36?

Readers of the Bible should retain a healthy degree of skepticism about statements about textual variants in the Bible.

November 28th, 2023
96. An Announcement to the Spirits in Prison

Commentary on 1 Peter 3:19, Jesus' descent into hell.

December 27th, 2023
95. Put to Death in Flesh but Made Alive in Spirit

Commentary on 1 Peter 3:18

January 30th, 2024
98. "Dedicate" a child to the way he should go - Proverbs 22:6

Why "dedicate" and not "train" or "teach"?

January 30th, 2024
102. Do we have a reliable text of the Hebrew Old Testament?

February 21st, 2024
100. Translation of Psalm 104:4 - Winds and Blazing Fire

EHV and NIV translate this passage differently. Which is right?

February 21st, 2024
104. Mulberry Tree? Sycamore Fig? - Luke 17:6

February 21st, 2024
101. Including the Text of John 5:4

Is this verse a part of the original text or not?

February 22nd, 2018
39. Why do you include the long ending of Mark as part of the text?