Reviews by Christopher Fredrickson
First of all, I have been asked to do this for some time now, and I am always asked about translations. I have purchased many translations since beginning my walk in Torah 7 or 8 years ago, so I decided to review all the Bibles I had purchased or have been given by people (in their hopes I would endorse them on my radio program). Now I need to make note, there is not a perfect translation out there. It does not and will never exist, so if that is what you are looking for then you simply need to stop looking. Now, let me say in terms of my beliefs, I am a jewish convert who lives a hasidic lifestyle, I also see Yeshua as my Melech, and my Mashyach, I don't ascribe to the belief of "he's not my Melech until he returns". I also am very much of the Artscroll persuasion when it comes to my bookshelf, so I hold a very high standard when it comes to scriptural resources because of my observance and because of my rabbinical training. So I tend to look at "Messianic" resources through those eyes and to those standards, if they do not come close to that level of scholarship or effort that is put behind the materials to the level of an Artscroll or Fieldheim or Breslov then I can be a little harsh, very fair at the same time, but a little harsh at the same time for the reason of encouraging the Hebrew Roots to put out better materials.
Theological Insights from Rabbi Eved Banah from the Brutal Planet Radio Program