Review of Bill Mounce’s Article Literal Translations and Paraphrases

William D. Mounce is a scholar of New Testament Greek. He is the son of noted scholar Robert H. Mounce. He is the President of BiblicalTraining, a non-profit organization offering educational resources for discipleship in the local church. Bill is the founder and President of, serves on the Committee for Bible Translation (which is responsible for the NIV translation of the Bible), he was the chief translator for the English Standard Version (ESV) and has written the best-selling biblical Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Greek, and many other Greek resources.

Can the Bible Ever Be Translated Perfectly into English?

Could there be a perfect English translation of the Bible? The primary responsibility of the translator is to render the Biblical words as accurately as possible into appropriate English words. Clearly, few would disagree that accuracy and dependability are the most important requirements of a great Bible translation. Which translation do you think is the most accurate and dependable?

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