Travis welcomes Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III to the show!
Dr. Tremper Longman III graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, earned a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, and completed a doctorate in ancient Near Eastern studies at Yale University. He served as the Robert H. Gundry professor of biblical studies at Westmont from 1998 until he retired in 2017. He continues to serve the college as a distinguished scholar of biblical studies. He has written or co-authored numerous scholarly articles and more than 20 books, including interdisciplinary works, books with psychologist Dan Allender, works on history and historiography, and textbooks for both seminary students lay people. He is one of the main translators of the New Living Translation and has served as a consultant on other popular translations of the Bible including the Message, the New Century Version, and the Holman Standard Bible.
Travis and Tremper discuss all things Bible translation and how so many misunderstand the process of translation and miss the place of genre, idiom, expressions, culture, and interpretation.
At its core, translation is about finding the proper meaning so we can apply it to our lives. There are many great Bible translations out there, but the core objective is for us to read, study, and apply the version we have so that we may know, love, and obey the God the Bible speaks to us so amazingly about.
Travis and Tremper also discuss Tremper's background, nicknames (Tre-Dog may or may not have been mentioned ;-), the Philadelphia Eagles, his high school football team, the best Philly Cheesesteak, and much more!