Ep26: Which Bible Should Christians Read?

In this episode of the Church Debates series, we look at the history of the Bible, textual criticism, and Bible translation as we think about the question, which Bible should Christians read?

Bible Translations, Not Inspired (Redux)

Some time ago I published a brief reflection titled “Bible Translations, Not Inspired,” in which I argued that we must not assume that our contemporary Bibles—because they are translations—are the same thing as the inspired (inherent) words of God. While I don’t want to disagree with that post, I do want to reflect upon theContinue reading “Bible Translations, Not Inspired (Redux)”

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The Bible In American Life

Not too long ago, a report titled “The Bible in American Life” was released by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Based on a nation-wide survey on Bible use and knowledge, this report found a number of things, some of the most interesting being: — AboutContinue reading “The Bible In American Life”

KJV Family: Comparison and Conclusions

This post is part of our ongoing series examining the King James family of Bibles.  Having examined the translation histories and philosophies of the major KJV family translations, as well as noting their effectiveness, we now turn to a comparison of these versions in their translation of the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20 (comments aboutContinue reading “KJV Family: Comparison and Conclusions”

KJV Family: 1985 KJV, NRSV, and ESV

This post is part of our ongoing series examining the King James Family of Bibles. 1985 King James Version Here we briefly note another KJV update from the 1980s, the 1985 King James Version, which retains the wording and order of the 1611 KJV while modernizing the spelling of that version. A favorite of manyContinue reading “KJV Family: 1985 KJV, NRSV, and ESV”