Thursday, August 11, 2011

CANA Translation - from Better Bibles Blog

Better Bibles Blog is an excellent resource for those interested in Bible translation and for those with questions about specific points. I often get questions about what the best Bible translation is. It is a hard question to answer. I can give you my favorites, but even those preferences have changed over time. I can give you my approach to picking translations, but I am not you. Better Bibles Blog offers some general thoughts about translations, their acceptance and their quality. The post is clear, simple and recognizes the spiritual qualities of translations as well as the academic.

I do know that people want their Bible to sound like a Bible. If we honestly believe that people would get a more accurate, clearer understanding of the Bible through some non-traditional sounding Bible, we have to be willing to set an example to others of the benefits that can come from CAN Bible translations. If we do, and if some people gain spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually from a Bible version outside a traditional mold, it requires a miracle that helps people Accept the newer version.
Check it out, it's worth the read.

1 comment:

  1. I’ve bookmarked the blog; thanks Jonathan, it does appear to be a handy resource.

    Regularly reading and comparing different versions of the Bible is relatively new to me. It started when I found The New Testament in Four Versions (open it up and the versions are spread across the two open pages for passage and verse comparisons) which wasn’t long after I had started looking at commentaries and such about Biblical meaning [in historical context for example]. The process has shed some light along with being a delight. As have many of your blog postings.

    Dave (DJ O aka PawPawDave)