Category: Bible translation

Highlights of 2018!

Highlights of 2018!

What a year it has been for The Readable Bible! At the beginning of the year, there were four leaders in the project: Rod, Clyde, Lisa and Susan. In April, Kathy became our project manager and blessed us all by bringing order and timeliness to our editing process. In June, Dr. Brendan joined us as … Continue reading Highlights of 2018!

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The Bible Translator’s Dilemma #1: Pursue or Practice Hospitality?

The Bible Translator’s Dilemma #1: Pursue or Practice Hospitality?

Since this the first of a series of articles, let me explain. The “Translator’s Dilemma” is that he is constantly faced with dilemmas that seem to have no adequate solution. Now a dilemma is a situation in which a choice has to be made between two or more alternatives, especially equally (or almost equally) undesirable … Continue reading The Bible Translator’s Dilemma #1: Pursue or Practice Hospitality?

How to Make the Bible Appealing to Millennials

How to Make the Bible Appealing to Millennials

Millennials were born in the early 1980s through the mid-1990s to early 2000s. The generation is generally marked by an increased use and familiarity with communications, media and digital technologies. They have been educated in the world of modern formats. They read differently than previous generations, seeking information in short bites. This is due to the pace … Continue reading How to Make the Bible Appealing to Millennials

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!)

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