Saturday, March 8, 2008

Bible Translations

If you've never listened to the Discover the Word podcast, I highly recommend the program. On March 4, 2008, they discussed the value and purposes of different translations of the entire Bible.

The three main categories of translation are literal (NASB, KJV, RSV); dynamic equivalence (NIV, NEB, Jerusalem); and free translation or paraphrase (NLB, CEV, Phillips, Peterson's Message, original Living Bible).

For a more in-depth treatment of this subject, including an explanation of the abbreviations I've used here, check out Wayne Leman's page Recent English Bible versions compared.

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