The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions (Paperback)Bruce M. Metzger (author)
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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 insight into which modern translations best serve their own needs.
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm