The explosive growth in new Bible translations has given new responsibilities to the person who buys a Bible. How so? - because in the past theologians would discuss, argue, debate and decide on how to translate a biblical text. Now, with all sorts of variations and methods catered for, the decision is taken from the theologian and given to the consumer. Today, the customer in the shop has to provide their own reasoning for deciding which Bible to buy, a responsibility which most are not in a position to accept. Rather than allow the Bible to be what the consumer wants it to be, Robert Thomas has set out to find a way out of this dead end. He teaches us what we need to know in order to assess each bible version and decide on its suitability for the task we want to use it for. This is a book to help us learn the principles we need to know in order to assess the problems and strengths of the many Bible versions that are marketed today.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Christian Focus Publications Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8 8/16 X 5 5/16 X 8/16 (inches) ISBN: 1845500180 ISBN-13: 9781845500184 Availability: In Stock
The explosive growth in new Bible translations has given new concerns to people when they buy a Bible. If scholars disagree on how to translate the original languages how are you to judge? There is now a huge increase in responsibility placed in the hands of the bookstore and consumer. How do you decide which version to use? And when to use it? Robert Thomas helps us find a pathway--he teaches us the principles we need to know in order to assess the problems and strengths of the many Bible versions that are available today and decide their suitability for the tasks we want to use them for.