Dr. Tremper Longman tells you what's up with The Passion Translation. My name is Mike Winger and this is my "Passion Project". A project where I've hired a number of scholars to do reviews of different books Brian Simmons' seriously flawed Bible version. Scroll down for the links you are looking for!
0:00 The glorious intro
1:50 The reviewer’s credentials
3:30 Is it honest to call TPT a “translation”?
5:45 Dr. Longman’s BIGGEST issue with TPT’s Song of Songs?
8:19 How big of a deal is this really?
10:01 Simmons is wrong about church history.
16:25 Simmons blames DEMONS for people not agreeing with him.
18:57 How much alteration is taking place in TPT’s Song of Songs?
20:01 Is Dr. Longman bothered by translations that aren’t word for word?
20:51 Does Brian Simmons mislead people about The Passion Translation?
22:20 How Brian Simmons uses the etymological fallacy to translate.
25:00 An example of Simmons adding words to the text.
26:52 Simmons’ use of homonyms is unjustified and misleading.
29:34 How you CAN see Christ in the Song of Songs without altering the text.
30:25 How Simmons misuses the Greek Septuagint and Aramaic.
33:36 Footnotes in TPT may mislead people about scholars.
35:31 Should we trust Simmons’ wild claims?
38:47 Factual error #1 – En Gedi means goat, not lamb.
41:15 Factual error #2 – Sharon does not mean “his song”.
44:32 Factual error #3 – Seal does not mean “prison cell”.
46:50 Where does Dr. Longman think Simmons is getting this stuff from?
48:01 How the way TPT was made is different than how most translations are made.
50:52 What degree qualifications does Brian Simmons have?
51:43 Are people opposed to TPT just spiritually dead religious scholars?
52:55 Are most translations bad?
53:56 Should TPT be in churches, bookstores and Bible apps?
55:21 Do you have anything NICE to say about Song of Songs in TPT?
55:44 A deceptive quote from Simmons’ web site.
56:21 Bill Johnson’s endorsement of The Passion Translation
56:54 A misleading quote from the 2020 edition of TPT
57:28 What Dr. Longman would say to a Christian who loves The Passion Translation
58:19 My FAVORITE part of Dr. Longman’s review!
58:55 What you can expect from my Passion Project.
59:22 Special “cameo” from Brian Simmons
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