Christians often ask, “Why are there so many Bible translations? Should there be? How do they differ? Which Bible should I use?
With some 600 million people now speaking English as their first language, and twice that number as their second language, English translations serve a wide range of needs from devotional reading to academic study.
In this informative and easy-reading guide, David Dewey introduces the principles and issues involved in the task of Bible translation, traces the story of the Bible in English and offers an even-handed survey and evaluation of the different translation versions now available. Clear explanations will help you understand the differences between form and meaning-driven translations as well as paraphrases.
In Which Bible?, you will find:
An overview of translations, from Old English to online Bibles -- including side-by-side text comparisons,
Listings of the original source texts for the translations, and evaluations of how the translations compare for inclusive language as it impacts gender accuracy, and,
Charts and illustrations to trace the introduction of each translation, as well as where they fall in terms of literal (word-for-word accuracy) to paraphrase translations for amplified understanding.
Add the concise Bible translation information of Which Bible? -- A Guide to English Translations to your PC Study Bible library today. You're sure to find it will increase your knowledge and effective use of the English Bible translations you use in a variety of situations.