Category "Bible"

How to choose a Bible translation?

January 5, 2021

Translation [into a modern language] involves aiming at a moving target, which has accelerated over the centuries. English is developing more quickly today than at any time in its previous history. Some words have ceased to be used; others have changed their meanings. When a translation itself requires translation, it has ceased to serve its original purpose. [Alister McGrath, In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible (Hodder and Stoughton, 2001), 308, 309.]