I wanted to share this interesting comment from a new reader of the Transparent English Bible translation samples:
In reference the feeling that it will be awkward to read the TEB out loud: I am just enthralled at how beautiful the wording is and excited to read it aloud to the children especially! Talk about a fascinating story! It reminds me of a play being read. I can imagine someone like Mark Twain doing a reading with such life and beauty and meaning that you feel like you are there. It makes me stand up and move around and use body language as I read because I can visualize the whole scene. Believe me, my grandchildren are going to LOVE the bible now! Like the word soil-man, how much more explanatory can a word get? And boy, when God says, “To dust you will return because dust you were and dust you will return” it really causes you to see just exactly what he means, after- all, he is called soil-man! Thank you for ALL your work.
I hope this response can serve to reinforce what I wrote in my previous post on Reading the TEB Aloud.
We plan to release another segment of Genesis this weekend. Please continue to send in your comments and feedback. All are read carefully and saved.