My Pastor told us about this Bible. I brought my Bible from the Mathers Pubishers. It was SO...... good that 30 Ministers in my church purchased the The Word Bible,for that they gave me a big discount off.If you really want to know the various versions of The Bible this is the one. You will be Bless by it...
First of all, the correct title for this Bible is THE WORD: The Bible from 26 Translations--NOT "in" 26 Translations.
The title used here, "in 26 Translations" might set up an expectation that every verse has 26 different translations listed in their entirety. And that's not the case.
The description, itself, states, "The purpose of this work IS NOT TO COMPARE TRANSLATIONS..." So if you purchase this Bible for the purpose of comparing 26 different translations, you've missed the point entirely! (And besides, you would have to purchase the equivalent of a 26 volume encyclopediaâ€”not just one pre-researched leather book! )
The objective of this Bible is to provide the most significant biblical insights and textual meanings quickly, easily, and most of all, simply.
The King James Version appears in its entirety, in bold faced type, followed immediately by the most significant insights taken from 25 additional time-tested English Translations.
The Bible from 26 Translations instantly gives the casual reader all the various shades and nuances of meaning that come from 26 of the most trusted, classic Greek and Hebrew to English translations ever compiled into one volume.
In other words, the editorial board has already done the comparing and has completed the research so I don't have to! So, what I get is the complete King James Version plus only the different insights from 25 other classic English Translationsâ€”without re-reading the repetitive similarity of each translation.
It's instant Bible study!
Now, if you want to compare translations, go ahead. Take your precious time to read 26 different Bibles spread-out on your desktop, or from your exhaustive Bible software, or from a multi-translation website online. After you've clicked and read each verse 26 times, you'll find that there are probably only four to eight additional words or phrases from all that reading that will enhance the very first translation you read.
The bottom line is, by doing all that comparison, yourself, you'll find you've wasted a lot of time and energy. So save your time and money. The beauty of this work is that the editorial board has done the work; and they've left us with only the additional insights and shades of meaning that will enhance our understanding in just a few seconds! Wonderful!
Like many, I'm quick to purchase the latest and greatest flavor-of-the-month-translation. I do it more out of curiosity than necessity. (After all, no one has discovered another Qumran in more than 60 years!) And anyone, anywhere, anytime can decide it's time to create a new Bible translation.
But even now, with all my newer translations, I've found that NO single translation--NOT ONE--renders the subtle, almost three-dimensional nuances and insights I've found in this wonderful, abundant, time-saving Bible. One translation simply expands and adds commentary to the next.
When it comes to PURE SCRIPTURE, The Bible from 26 Translations is still the Bible of Bibles.