How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions
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Two seasoned Bible translators navigate the maze of interpretation issues to help you make well-informed choices. Learn what makes a translation accurate and reliable. Discover the truth about word-for-word and thought-for-thought approaches. Explore the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary English versions. This authoritative, insightful, and objective resource is suitable for clergy and lay readers. 144 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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Title: How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions
By: Gordon D. Fee, Mark L. Strauss
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8 X 5.30 (inches)
Weight: 6 ounces
ISBN: 0310278767
ISBN-13: 9780310278764
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With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference does it make for you as a reader of God’s Word?How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth brings clarity and insight to the current debate over translations and translation theories. Written by two seasoned Bible translators, here is an authoritative guide through the maze of translations issues, written in language that everyday Bible readers can understand.Learn the truth about both the word-for-word and meaning-for-meaning translations approaches. Find out what goes into the whole process of translation, and what makes a translation accurate and reliable. Discover the strengths and potential weaknesses of different contemporary English Bible versions. In the midst of the present confusion over translations, this authoritative book speaks with an objective, fair-minded, and reassuring voice to help pastors, everyday Bible readers, and students make wise, well-informed choices about which Bible translations they can depend on and which will best meet their needs.

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Gordon D. Fee (PhD, University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Mark L. Strauss (PhD, 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 translation.

 

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