Red Letter History

The ESV Bible blog has posted an interesting history of the use of “red-letter” editions of the Bible, in which the “words of Christ” are printed in red text to be set apart from the rest of Scripture.

I wrote here about red-letter Bibles a couple of years ago, aguing against the practice. While the ESV Blog’s history shows that the origins of the practice may not be as nefarious as I suspected, I still think red-letter editions can cause us to misread Scripture by giving artificial weight to certain passages over others. Read my full post regarding the matter here.

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  1. Love your blog! Keep on writing because YOU ROCK! Really enjoy your insight and views–they make me analyze my views and think about elements of my relationship with Christ. Keep it up!: ) (you also make me laugh so keep ’em coming!)

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