Choosing a Bible: For Worship, Teaching, Study, Preaching, and Prayer

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Church Publishing, Inc., 2006 - Religion - 94 pages
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How do we choose among all the different Bible translations available today? How do we know which is the right one to use for specific situations? And how do we understand what factors lie behind these translations?

Oxford Bible editor Donald Kraus surveys 25 different Bible translations, and discusses general principles of translation, specific illustrations of difficult texts, the range of translation choices available, and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.

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Executive editor for Bibles at Oxford University Press, Kraus here does for the eager and innocent church group or individual reader precisely what every seminarian and reference librarian hopes never ... Read full review

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Donald Kraus, executive editor for Bibles at Oxford University Press, has produced such high-profile projects as The Catholic Study Bible (first and second editions); The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha; The Jewish Study Bible and The Jewish Annotated New Testament. He is author of Choosing a Bible and Sex, Sacrifice, Shame and Smiting.

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