Major Bible English Translations: Strengths and Weaknesses

C McC Mc Posts: 4,050
edited June 18 in Biblical Studies

What do you know about the following?

  1. What is a translation?
  2. What is a paraphrase? Are they reliable?
  3. What is a Bible version?
  4. What are the major English Bible Translations? What are they based upon?
  5. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the major English Bible Translations?
  6. What are the differences between a translation and a version?
  7. What is a Bible Manuscript? How many are in existence today?
  8. What is the least reliable Bible translation?

The Bible and its development, let's explore. CM

Comments

  • Curious about opinion(s) of Logos Wiki page Bible Translation Spectrum ?

    What is missing ? What could be improved ?

    Keep Smiling 😊

  • WolfgangWolfgang Posts: 3,552

    @Keep_Smiling_4_Jesus

    What is a translation?

    In the context at hand, a translation is the transfer of a text (written or spoken) from one language into another language.

    What is a paraphrase? Are they reliable?

    A paraphrase is a summary type phrasing of a text; it is reliable to the degree it is correct.

    What is a Bible version?

    A version is an adjusted reproduction of a Bible text or translation

    What are the major English Bible Translations? What are they based upon?

    What are the strengths and weaknesses of the major English Bible Translations?

    Depending on views of those who put together lists of Bible translations, they may differ. The above link to the Logos Wiki page Bible Translation Spectrum has such information.

    What are the differences between a translation and a version?

    Translation is about transfer from one language into another language, Version deals with an existing text in a language and makes adjustments.

    What is a Bible Manuscript? How many are in existence today?

    Manuscript refers to hand written text; in connection with Bible, the manuscripts refer to older hand made copies of Bible texts that have been preserved and found. There are many ....

    What is the least reliable Bible translation?

    Least reliable in what regard? No Bible translation can be considered to be the originally God-inspired word of God (already for the simple fact that they are not in the original's language). A Bible translation is as reliable as it correctly represents the words and meaning of the text in the original.

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