Friday, May 10, 2013

The Next Book I'd Like to Read on Bible Translation

Andy Naselli reports on his second favorite all-time book on bible translation: One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal by Dave Brunn.

This book looks really good. I'm especially interested in Brunn's perspective as a translator whose life work was not translating into English informing our perspectives on English translations.

I'm seriously considering changing my preaching/memorizing Bible because of the unavailability of the 1984 NIV, and I think that this book might help me to decide on my next version. Or, at least, it will help me to remember that no translation is ultimate and that many translations is actually ideal.