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News Corp. unit buying Thomas Nelson (Murdoch owns Zondervan too: controls 50% of Bible Publishing!)
Nashville Post ^ | 10/31/11 | Geert De Lombaerde

Posted on 11/02/2011 6:55:55 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

Publishing giant HarperCollins, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., has signed a deal to buy Thomas Nelson from private-equity firm Kohlberg & Co. for an undisclosed sum.

The purchase, which is expected to close later this year, will bring 213-year-old Thomas Nelson under the umbrella of one of the world's media groups and the owner of fellow Christian-oriented publisher Zondervan. Company officials on Monday said both companies will maintain separate operations, but did not comment on possible layoffs at Thomas Nelson, which employs about 600 people.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bible; murdoch; nelson; zondervan
I understand Rupert Murdoch became a Christian some years ago...interesting that he will now own a huge chunk of the Christian publishing business. Zondervan and Thomas Nelson are very very big in that niche.
1 posted on 11/02/2011 6:56:00 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Fascinating! I never would have guessed that 1 out of every 2 bibles had his fingerprints on them.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 7:00:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Assuming that Rupert Murdoch is, at least, a nominal Christian and respects the Bible and wouldn’t change even a jot or a tittle, what is to stop some future board from making changes of a subtle nature and over time, bigger changes, when they own such a massive share of the market?


3 posted on 11/02/2011 7:02:18 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The purchase, which is expected to close later this year, will bring 213-year-old Thomas Nelson under the umbrella of one of the world's media groups and the owner of fellow Christian-oriented publisher Zondervan. Company officials on Monday said both companies will maintain separate operations, but did not comment on possible layoffs at Thomas Nelson, which employs about 600 people.

Ping for later

4 posted on 11/02/2011 7:08:09 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2703506/posts?page=518#518)
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To: Jonty30
what is to stop some future board from making changes of a subtle nature and over time, bigger changes, when they own such a massive share of the market?

Millions of eyeballs.

5 posted on 11/02/2011 7:10:07 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Fox and Friends this morning talked about our country motto. In God We Trust, they put up an on-line poll to suggest new mottoes or keep this one.” —seemed odd
6 posted on 11/02/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Jonty30

There are always jot and tittle changes when translating. It is the original texts that cannot be changed. If our language changes, as it has since King James, then change is in order but it must be kept as close to the original as possible. If someone is reading and a question pops up in his mind, then he can get a concordance and simply look up the original Hebrew or Greek word. Using multiple versions is best. I love BibleGateway and sometimes refer to Young’s literal translation, but I couldn’t use that version every morning before I had my coffee.


7 posted on 11/02/2011 7:12:44 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I note that Thomas Nelson publishers is coming out with a new “translation” of the Bible called “The Voice”. It’s yet another dynamic equivilence commentary masquarading as a translation like “The Message” or the “NLT” or the “TNIV”.


8 posted on 11/02/2011 7:22:36 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Jonty30

“what is to stop some future board from making changes of a subtle nature and over time, bigger changes, when they own such a massive share of the market?”

The market as well as the translators. It’s effective.


9 posted on 11/02/2011 7:28:15 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Matthew 5:6½: Blessed are those who watch O'Reilly at 8pm eastern and Hannity at 9pm eastern, for they shall be informed.... hey, I don't remember that from older versions of the beatitudes.
10 posted on 11/02/2011 7:38:43 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: opentalk
Fox and Friends this morning talked about our country motto. In God We Trust, they put up an on-line poll to suggest new mottoes or keep this one.” —seemed odd

Doesn't seem odd to me. Fox News is partially owned by the Arabs.

11 posted on 11/02/2011 7:47:29 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: circlecity

“the Message” is not even a “dynamic equivalent”.....

It is whatever what’s his name was expectorating from the phlegm of his imagination.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 7:51:41 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

***Publishing giant HarperCollins, a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.,****

Ddoesn’t this group also print Anton Salazar Levey’s Satanic Bible?

Years ago I joined the Military Book Club.
then I got requests to join the following book clubs, all from the same address as the military book club.

Christian book club.
Women’s book club.
Erotic book club.
History book club.
Cooking bok club.
New Age book club.
Science fiction book club.


13 posted on 11/02/2011 8:31:29 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

And you found that strange?


14 posted on 11/02/2011 8:35:53 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Recovering_Democrat

***ToFascinating! I never would have guessed that 1 out of every 2 bibles had his fingerprints on them.***

Getcho KJVs here! Genuine English Cambridge and Oxford bibles.

http://www.bibles-direct.co.uk/

The KJV and Scotland here...

http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/specialcollections/virtualexhibitions/divinewritethekingjamesbibleandscotland/


15 posted on 11/02/2011 8:38:00 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Jonty30

The Bible was with held from men for years in the Dark Ages. But, the Word got out. It will continue to get out. I have several Bibles. If you come up with a “changed” copy of the Gospel, give me a yell. I have the REAL DEALS! You or anyone else is welcome to a copy if they don’t have one or cannot afford one. I will buy you one! RA


16 posted on 11/02/2011 8:41:30 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: Genoa; Jonty30

***what is to stop some future board from making changes of a subtle nature and over time, bigger changes, when they own such a massive share of the market?***

***Millions of eyeballs.***

How true. When Augustine read from Jerome’s new Vulgate there was a riot in the church when the people preceived that the word “gourd” had been changed to “ivy” in the book of Jonah.

There is no copyright to the KJV except for letter style and punctuation. Any one with a printing press can run off copies.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 8:44:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: opentalk

***Fox and Friends this morning talked about our country motto. In God We Trust, they put up an on-line poll to suggest new mottoes or keep this one.” —seemed odd****

“...And this be our motto,
IN GOD IS OUR TRUST...”

From the National Anthem.


18 posted on 11/02/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: stars & stripes forever
Gretchen, commentator seemed to be mocking it.

The story was a result of a vote in the House.

House Votes to Reaffirm 'In God We Trust' as National Motto

...The resolution required a two-thirds vote to pass, and did so easily, 396 to 9. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan was the lone Republican voting no, joining eight other Democrats,

the resolution serves to clear up confusion over a speech President Obama gave last year in Jakarta, Indonesia, in which he stated that the motto was instead “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “Out of many, one.”

“For the President of the United States to incorrectly state something as foundational as our national motto in another country is unacceptable,” Forbes said. “The President is the primary representative of our nation to the world, and whether mistake or intention, his actions cast aside an integral part of American society.”

19 posted on 11/02/2011 8:53:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
.... “As President Reagan​ said, 'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’

link

20 posted on 11/02/2011 8:56:43 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Ah yes, the media guy the yellow, proglodyte, corrupt, journalists love to hate. Without Murdoch the old media monopoly would have expanded its corruption to continue fabricating news for the plebes. We all owe Mr. Murdoch a huge debt of gratitude.


21 posted on 11/02/2011 9:06:02 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
There is no copyright to the KJV except for letter style and punctuation. Any one with a printing press can run off copies.

Not in the UK, they can't. There, the KJV copyright has passed from monarch to monarch ever since King James.

22 posted on 11/02/2011 12:58:38 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Of the declared candidates: (1) Perry, (2) Cain. I'll happily vote for either if he's the nominee.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

***Not in the UK, they can’t. ***

True. But I was thinking of the US.

All my ENGLISH bibles have the CUM PRIVELEGIO.


23 posted on 11/02/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: huldah1776
Hello Huldah!

I have found E W Buliger's - Figures of Speech Used in The Bible a tremendous resource, specifically when used in tandem with Youngs.
I also often remind myself of Eccl 12:12

Often God stops us on a simple word (dabar). He requires our attention.
24 posted on 11/02/2011 7:46:00 PM PDT by bksanders (... And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us)
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