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Don Stewart :: Basic Questions Regarding Translation Issues

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Basic Questions Regarding Translation Issues

Bible Translations – Introduction

The Bible is the most translated Book in history—no other book even comes close. This is because most people do not read the Bible in the ancient languages in which they were written. Therefore, they have to depend upon a translation to understand the message of the Scripture. This section will discuss some of the main issues relating to Bible translations. We will examine the difference between a translation and a paraphrase as well as the various ways in which the Scripture has been translated. We will also consider some of the decisions that have to be made whenever the Bible is translated from the original languages into English. In addition, some guidelines will also be given on how to choose the right translation for you.

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