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One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal?
Brunn, Dave

Downer's Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2013 pp. 205. $16


Description: What makes a Bible translation faithful? Is one version superior to others? Do we really need more than one translation? How can answering these questions help us become better Bible readers?

Dave Brunn has been involved in Bible translation work around the world for many years. From the perspective of this on-the-ground experience in different cultures he helps us sort out the many competing claims for various English Bible translations.

By giving us a better understanding of the process of translation, Brunn helps us read and understand Scripture more clearly. He demonstrates how the variety of translations enables us to grasp more fully the meaning of the biblical text.

This clear, readable and informative work will be of special interest to pastors, undergraduate and seminary students, missionaries, Bible translators, Bible study leaders and anyone involved in Christian ministry.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory

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Review by Patrick Schreiner
Published 7/25/2014
Citation: Patrick Schreiner, review of Dave Brunn, One Bible, Many Versions: Are All Translations Created Equal?, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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