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The Bible in Translation

Paperback|Oct 2001
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Having served on a number of Bible translation committees, Bruce Metzger outlines the history of Bible translation, and includes a careful analysis of more than fifty versions of the Bible, beginning with the earliest translations.


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Having served on a number of Bible translation committees, Bruce Metzger outlines the history of Bible translation, and includes a careful analysis of more than fifty versions of the Bible, beginning with the earliest translations.

The Bible has been translated more than any other piece of literature and is currently available in over two thousand languages, with several languages having numerous versions. Outlined here is the development of biblical translation, including a careful analysis of more than fifty versions of the Bible. One of the most respected living biblical scholars, Bruce Metzger begins this engaging survey with the earliest translations of the Old and New Testaments before proceeding to English versions dating from the eleventh century to the present. Metzger explores the circumstances under which each translation was produced and offers insight into its underlying objectives, characteristics, and strengths. Having served on a number of modern translation committees, his insights into the evolution of Bible translation flow not only from careful research, but also from personal experience. Students, pastors, and interested readers will discover the history of the written Word and gain useful i
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The Bible has been translated more often than any other piece of literature and is currently available in over two thousand languages, with several languages having numerous versions. Outlined here is the history of Bible translation, including a careful analysis of more than fifty versions of the Bible.One of the most respected living biblical scholars, Bruce Metzger begins this engaging survey with the earliest translations of the Old and New Testaments, before proceeding to English versions dating from the eleventh century to the present. Metzger explores the circumstances under which each translation was produced and offers insights into its underlying objectives, characteristics, and strengths. Since the author has served on a number of Bible translation committees, his knowledge of the evolution of Bible translation flows not only from careful research but also from personal experience."A highly informative and interesting account of the history of the English Bible. Professor Metzger has pointed out the qualities-good and bad-of all the versions, from that of John Wycliffe to the New Revised Standard Version of 1990. He has not neglected the Jewish translations of the twentieth century or the simplified, easy-to-read versions, and even includes the various paraphrases of the English Bible. All of this is done with clarity, humor, and sound judgment. His book will be a valuable vade mecum for all pastors, students, scholars, and general readers."-Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Catholic University of AmericaBruce M. Metzger (Ph.D., Princeton University) is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary. An expert in ancient biblical manuscripts, he has participated in three major Bible translation projects and was chairman of the NRSV translation committee.
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Traces the history of Bible translation from the ancient versions to today??'s popular versions, offering evaluative comments along the way
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 166894
  • Product Code 0801022827
  • EAN 9780801022821
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Sales Rank 34050
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.290kg

Bruce M Metzger

About the Editors: ý Bruce M. Metzger is George L. Collord Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary. A recognised authority on the text of the New Testament, he was chairperson of the NRSV Bible Committee, which produced the New Revised Standard Version, and he wasýco-editor (with Roland E. Murphy) of The New Oxford Annotated Bible.ý Michael D. Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College.ý


  • Preface<br><br>part 1:&#9; Ancient Versions<br>1.&#9;ancient Versions Of The Old Testament Made For The Use Of Jews<br>2.&#9;ancient Versions Intended Chiefly For Christians<br><br>part 2:&#9; English Versions<br>3.&#9;english Bibles Before The King James Version<br>4.&#9;the King James Bible<br>5.&#9;between The King James Bible And The Revised Version<br>6.&#9;the British Revised Version And The American Standard Version<br>7.&#9;early Modern Speech Versions<br>8.&#9;the Revised Standard Version<br>9.&#9;the Jerusalem Bible<br>10.&#9;the New American Bible<br>11.&#9;the New English Bible<br>12.&#9;the New International Version<br>13.&#9;jewish Versions<br>14.&#9;revision After Revision<br>15.&#9;simplified &quot;easy-to-read&quot; Versions<br>16.&#9;paraphrases Of The English Bible<br>&#9;subject Index<br>&#9;scripture Index

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