Category Archives: Translation

Biblical translation is the art of rendering the original language(s) of the Bible into English. A good translation is one in which the original sense of the verse is accurately expressed in English while maintaining the most literal (word-to-word) mapping as possible. All posts and pages dealing in part or in whole with translation are included under this category.

A Still Small Voice?

In 1 Kings 19:12, the story of the mighty Yahweh speaking to His prophet Elijah in a “still small voice” in the aftermath of a great storm has stirred the imaginations of squishy clergy of all traditions. Much has been … Continue reading

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Putting Translation Concerns to Rest

While working on the content for our up-and-coming class, “What the Bible Really Says“, two articles came to my attention that were quite timely and address a concern that a number of students have expressed to me, namely that all these newly discovered … Continue reading

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What Do We Mean by ‘Literal’?

N.T. Wright’s wonderful explanation of literalism with respect to reading the Bible.

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How Bibles Are Translated

Have you ever wondered how Bibles are translated from their original Greek or Hebrew into English? Virtually all popular Bibles — the ones you buy in bookstores like the New International Version (NIV), the Revised Standard Version (RSV), and so … Continue reading

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