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The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: *How They Were Developed *Understanding Their Differences *Finding the Right One for You [NOOK Book]

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Given the wealth of English translations of the Bible available today, how can anyone know which is the right one for them? The options seem overwhelming.

Biblical scholar Ron Rhodes provides an easy–to–read guide that takes the guesswork out of choosing a Bible. He critiques the prominent theories of translation, lets readers in on the debate about gender–inclusive language, and thoroughly covers the major English translations from the King James Version to the New Living ...

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The Complete Guide to Bible Translations: *How They Were Developed *Understanding Their Differences *Finding the Right One for You

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Overview

Given the wealth of English translations of the Bible available today, how can anyone know which is the right one for them? The options seem overwhelming.

Biblical scholar Ron Rhodes provides an easy–to–read guide that takes the guesswork out of choosing a Bible. He critiques the prominent theories of translation, lets readers in on the debate about gender–inclusive language, and thoroughly covers the major English translations from the King James Version to the New Living Translation and everything in between, including the two most recent Bibles for Catholics. His examination of each version includes

  • the story behind the translation
  • the translation theory used
  • the intended readership
  • pluses and minuses
  • comparisons with other translations

A unique feature is Rhodes’ look at secondary factors to keep in mind when choosing a Bible, such as the type size, the quality of the paper, the existence and placement of cross references and other study helps, and the types of bindings.

The result is an indispensable guide to help readers through the maze of choosing the translation best suited for them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736931366
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 713,823
  • File size: 657 KB

Meet the Author

Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of Commonly Misunderstood Bible Verses and 5-Minute Apologetics for Today. He holds ThM and ThD degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and teaches there and at several other seminaries.
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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    A must have for serious students of the Holy Bible.

    This scholorly treatment of a complex subject is very welcome. Most lay people simply adopt the version of the Bible that they are exposed to in their local congregation. In the beginning there was only one accepted English translation, The King James Version (aka KJV). Now hundreds of years later, there are many good translations in use throughout the English speaking nations. NKJV, NASB, NRSV, NIV, NAB, to name a few. Why more than one?

    Ron Rhodes examines the translaton process and how it affects the final result which we use today in Bible study and Church. This is a facinating journey through the ages and through the work of many biblical scholars all trying to produce the very best translation possible.

    In the end only you can choose the translation that best fits your spiritual needs. This book will help you make that decision.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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