40 Questions About Bible Translation
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40 Questions About Bible Translation  -     By: Mark L. Strauss

40 Questions About Bible Translation

Kregel Academic / 2023 / Paperback

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The importance of Bible translation in historic and contemporary Christianity cannot be overstated, with millions around the globe reading and studying the Bible in their own language. Notable translation expert Mark Strauss answers a wide range of questions about this the process and reliability of this endeavor so essential to the core Christian faith.

40 Questions About Bible Translation covers topics related to the process and history of Bible translation; Bible versions and international translation efforts; and the multifaceted challenges in translating the Bible, such as:

  • What makes Bible versions different from one another?
  • What should be the goal of translation?
  • When, why, and how were chapters and verses introduced into the Bible?
  • How did the King James Version (KJV) come about?
  • How do international Bible translators go about their work?
  • What is the difference between grammatical and biological gender and how does this affect translation?

40 Questions About Bible Translation utilizes an accessible question-and-answer format so readers can better understand the Bibles they rely upon.

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Title: 40 Questions About Bible Translation
By: Mark L. Strauss
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Kregel Academic
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 1 ounce
ISBN: 082544750X
ISBN-13: 9780825447501
Stock No: WW5447501

Author Bio

(Ph.D., Aberdeen) is University Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, where he has served since 1993. His books include Four Portraits, One Jesus; How to Read the Bible in Changing Times; The Essential Bible Companion, and commentaries on Mark and Luke. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version.

Editorial Reviews

“There is no better person to answer your questions about Bible translation than New Testament scholar Mark Strauss. Dr. Strauss draws from a deep well of knowledge and experience filled by many years of professional work as an English Bible translator. He writes in a clear, engaging style that brings clarity to even the most complicated questions. This book is an excellent addition to the 40 Questions series and deserves to be on the shelf of every serious student of biblical studies.” -- Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis, Wheaton College

“Mark Strauss's book on Bible translation is an amazing source of information which covers translation philosophy, difficult issues in translating the biblical text, the various translations used, the history of English translations, and so much more. The book is also beautifully written and some of the examples used are quite humorous. Here is a resource, no matter what translation one prefers, that is invaluable and full of wisdom. I anticipate returning to this book often and hope it is read widely.” -- James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Why are there so many Bible versions and what makes them different? These are just two of many questions that the gifted New Testament scholar and translator Mark Strauss answers for the interested reader. Strauss’s well-written and compelling book is an amazing compendium of fascinating information about the process, issues, history, and more of the translation of the most important book in the world. If you want to understand your Bible better, I enthusiastically recommend 40 Questions About Bible Translation!” -- Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

“For readers who feel overwhelmed by the present array of English Bible translations on offer, 40 Questions About Bible Translation shines much needed light. Strauss answers every classic question raised about the why and the how of Bible translation. And he does so with that eminently readable style and clarity we have come to expect of his writing. Thorough. Crystal clear. Enjoyable. Everything you’ve asked about Bible translation gets an answer in 40 Questions About Bible Translation.” -- The David Price Professor of Biblical and Theological Foundations, Director of Online Programs, Bethel Seminary of Bethel University

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