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New book using OEB

russellallen
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Hi guys,

Samuel Rahberg has emailed me to let us know about his book “The Gospel of John in Poem and Image” which he has created with his artist sister.  He combined the WEB and OEB texts, so this is a good example of the ‘remixing’ which our CC0 Licence allows!


On a less happy note, someone is selling our ePubs on Amazon for $0.71. Sigh:


There is a very unflattering review which is weirdly inaccurate:

"f I thought the CEB was disgustingly politically-correct, it's nothing compared to the Open English Bible. The word "him" has been removed and replaced with "her" so, for example, John 12:25 reads, "A person who loves her life loses it; while someone who hates her life in the present world will preserve it for life through the ages." Of course, "Son of Man" vanishes entirely and is changed to "Child of Humanity." And so on. You'll choke on this.

I’ve added a review to warn people off :)

Russell

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Israel Rhoden
Doesn't this Kindle example illustrate the reasoning that NET uses to argue that their text shouldn't be copyright free?
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russellallen
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I suspect the Kindle example is the price paid for Samuel’s book. If we weren’t free, then Samuel would not have been able to use our text - or at least he would have needed permission, making us the arbiters of how and why (at least our version of) scripture is used.

Enforcing copyright is to attempt to use the power of the state to force people to use scripture the way we approve. By relinquishing copyright, we leave it up to them and their consciences. 

Of course some people will be weak, greedy and otherwise immoral in their use of scripture. Inevitably they will try to use it for their own ends. But by making ourselves the 'wise custodians' who prevent that sort of stuff, we are sure to prevent uses of the Bible which God could have turned to advantage.

Russell


On 12 Jan. 2017, at 5:47 pm, Israel Rhoden [via Open English Bible] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Doesn't this Kindle example illustrate the reasoning that NET uses to argue that their text shouldn't be copyright free?


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diego_santos
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The inaccurate review is actually based on the "The New New Testament", which is based on the OEB, but makes some changes like "Child of Humanity"
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russellallen
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That makes sense.
For what it’s worth, I don’t particularly mind “Child of Humanity” as a way of expressing the Greek. It has its downsides, but so does “Son of Man”. 
However it doesn’t fit with the OEB’s translation guidelines.
Russell


On 17 Jan. 2017, at 11:23 pm, diego_santos [via Open English Bible] <[hidden email]> wrote:

The inaccurate review is actually based on the "The New New Testament", which is based on the OEB, but makes some changes like "Child of Humanity"


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