Ministry Connections, Things We Shouldn't Discuss

Guest Blogging at The King James Only Debate

A couple of weeks ago, I did a guest blog series over at The KJV Only Debate. This is a site run by a colleague at RE:fundamentals, Bob Hayton. Essentially, it is an overview of my thoughts and evaluations of some of mainstream translations of the Bible.

I don’t get into the Bible version debate very much for a couple of reasons – not the least of which is that I think it gets blown way out of proportion in some circles (as you’ll see in some of the comments).

Anyway, if you’re interested in finding out which English versions of the Bible I consider useful and which ones I only own because they were on a clearance rack, head over to the series page or click on each individual article.

  1. The KJV Tradition
  2. Dynamic Translations
  3. Formal Translations
  4. Paraphrases
  5. Updating the KJV

(If you want to know the short answer, I don’t care for dynamic translations or paraphrases. I like my ESV, and there’s a special place in my heart for the original KJV, but personally I want a ‘readability’ revision of the NKJV.)

(If anyone from Thomas Nelson is reading this, I’d be more than glad to help with a revision of the NKJV 😉 . )

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