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Saddle Stitch
30 pages
Nov 2004
Crossway Books

Bible Translation Differences: Criteria for Excellence in Reading and Choosing a Bible Translation

by Leland Ryken

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“An ideal guide to choosing a translation of the Word that transcends trendy words. In the process, he implicitly indicts those who settle for less.” —Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-Chief, World Magazine

“A masterful and convincing argument for literal, that is to say, transparent translation of the Holy Scriptures.” —Dr. J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C.

Book Jacket:

Of the many Bible translations available today, are some better than others? If so, what criteria can we use to determine what makes a good translation? Leland Ryken introduces readers to the central issues in this debate and presents several reasons why essentially literal—word-for-word—translations are superior to dynamic equivalent—thought-for-thought—translations.

You don’t have to be a Bible scholar to recognize the need for a quality Bible translation. We all want to know that the Bible we read, study, and memorize is faithful to the original. Dr. Ryken tackles this issue and breaks it down in this concise, logical, and straightforward book, giving readers a valuable tool for selecting a Bible translation.