Tag: Translation

  • Adrift in a Sea of Love and Antichrists: The Johannine Epistles

    Adrift in a Sea of Love and Antichrists: The Johannine Epistles

    To translate the Johannine epistles (1, 2, & 3 John in the Bible) is to be adrift in a sea of love and antichrists. You get the sense that the community receiving these letters is tragically torn and needs the stern reminding of this elder to remember who they are and to learn how to […]

  • 3 John — A Translation

    3 John — A Translation

    The Third Letter of John A translation by Alex Joyner From the elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in the Truth. My beloved friend, I pray that you prosper in all things and in good health, just as your soul prospers. What joy I felt when our emissaries came to bear witness to […]

  • 2 John: A Translation

    2 John: A Translation

    The Second Letter of John A translation by Alex Joyner* From the elder to the Chosen Lady and her children, whom I love in the Truth. And I am not alone in this, but I also join all those who have known the Truth, because the Truth abides in you and is with you unto […]

  • 1 John: A Translation

    1 John: A Translation

    The First Letter of John A translation by Alex Joyner* That which was from the beginning is also, believe it!, that which we have heard, what we have seen with our own eyes, the Logos of Life—we beheld and held it with these trembling hands. The Life was revealed and we have seen and bear […]

  • Finding All Things in Christ: The Belated Review of Colossians

    Finding All Things in Christ: The Belated Review of Colossians

    He’s never been known for his crystal clarity, but Paul, (often called the Apostle Paul), has a way of captivating you with the propulsive thunder of his rhetoric. Sure, there are elements of his writing that make a 21st century Christian cringe, (behavioral guides for slaves?!), but there’s also a cosmic vision of Christ as […]

  • Colossians: A Translation

    Colossians: A Translation

    A translation by Alex Joyner From: Paul, by God’s will an apostle of Jesus Christ, and Brother Timothy To: The holy and faithful in Colossae, brothers and sisters all Grace. Peace to you from God the Father. We give thanks to God, Father also of our Lord Jesus Christ, as we pray always on your […]