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Acts 20:28 Theological Bias in Bible Translation?

A Worthy Translation is Faithful What exactly do we mean by faithful, and faithful to what or whom? By faithful, we mean unwavering to the original, to the author himself. However, there are times when translation committees choose to be... Continue Reading →

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Romans 9:5 Theological Bias in Bible Translation?

A Worthy Translation is Faithful What exactly do we mean by faithful, and faithful to what or whom? By faithful, we mean unwavering to the original, to the author himself. However, there are times when translation committees choose to be... Continue Reading →

JOHN 8:58 Theological Bias in Bible Translation?

First, it should be stated that every Christian has some theological bias to them, even Bible scholars, which would include Bible translators and textual scholars. Yet, bias affects some more than others. Thus, for the translator, it is simply a... Continue Reading →

PREFACE TO THE UPDATED AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION of The Holy Bible

UASV Information The Updated American Standard Version (UASV) holds to the classic literal translation philosophy of English Bible translations over the past five hundred years. The source of this philosophy was William Tyndale’s New Testament of 1526; the King James... Continue Reading →

Principles of Bible Translation for the Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

The Old Testament was originally written in ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, while the New Testament was written in what is known as Koine Greek, namely, common Greek. The Bible has been translated into at least hundreds of other languages, possibly... Continue Reading →

The 2017 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) In Its Own Words As to Trustworthiness

Below are two verses that I used for many principles in life, so let's use these verses for translation principles as well. We will use the 2017 Christian Standard Bible (CSB). My words are in the brackets, of course. Bold... Continue Reading →

Can the Bible Ever Be Translated Perfectly into English?

First, there is no perfect translation into any language at present. There are a few things that get in the way of a perfect translation. TEXTUAL BARRIER We do not have the original manuscripts (Hebrew/Aramaic for the OT and Greek... Continue Reading →

Which English Bible Translation Is Preferred by Most Christian Bible Scholars?

This is the wrong question. It is impossible to say which translation they may prefer because there is no survey of them specifically. Being that I am a Bible scholar and I have many Bible scholar friends, so I can... Continue Reading →

Which Bible Translation is the Most Accurate and Trustworthy?

UPDATED AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION (UASV) OUR PURPOSE Our primary purpose is to give the Bible readers what God said by way of his human authors, not what a translator thinks God meant in its place.—Truth Matters! OUR GOAL Our primary... Continue Reading →

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