Month: August 2017

How Many People Does it Take to Translate the Bible? (The Answer May Surprise You!)

How Many People Does it Take to Translate the Bible? (The Answer May Surprise You!)

This is a question I had to ask myself when I started The Readable Bible project. Is it better, or even necessary, to have many translators? Will Christians accept a one-person translation? Common patterns would seem to indicate that a committee is necessary. But the history of English Bible translation seems to indicate otherwise. There are … Continue reading How Many People Does it Take to Translate the Bible? (The Answer May Surprise You!)

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How Do You Create a New Bible Translation?

By Rod Laughlin. When it became clear that I would have to create a new translation in order to produce a Bible in modern formats, I was astounded, shocked, set-back, unhappy and stymied. How dare I even think of such a thing? It was like a poor man saying he was going to build a … Continue reading How Do You Create a New Bible Translation?

Why We Need a New Bible Version

By Rod Laughlin. When I first began working towards developing a Bible in modern formats, I wondered which translation to use. Easy to ask but difficult to answer. Of course, I wanted to use an accepted translation. So which of the “big five” do I choose? New International Version New Living Translation New King James … Continue reading Why We Need a New Bible Version