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Written with the student and interested public in mind, Truth in Translation aims to explain what is involved and what is at stake in Bible translation. It begins with brief treatments of the background to the Bible and its translation, the various approaches to translation, and the specific origins of nine translation versions in wide use in the English-speaking world tod...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published April 29th 2003 by University Press of America (first published 2003)
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This is a fantastically important book for all those seriously interested in what the Bible actually says. BeDuhn demonstrates theological bias in every major translation he reviews, and with some surprising results. Mostly very accessible to the non-scholarly aside from a couple later chapters that get a bit bogged down in (probably necessary) Greek syntax. Either skip or slog through them and read the final chapter. I am hoping for something similar to come out that will address many of the ne...more
Mar 19, 2014 Paul rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: individuals willing to set their biases aside in exchange of facts
What Bible translation should one consider the accurate one?

In the words of Jason David BeDuhn, there are none .

This is the first fact that BeDuhn’s book, Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament, would tell you; and it is only understandable to feel offended if you are a pious person with fervent devotion to your religious beliefs. It especially highlights several cases of theological bias in the translation process. Consequently, BeDuhn points out,...more
Valerie Nicgorski
Analysis of Bible Translations Accuracy very Enlightening! *Must Read*
One of the best books I've read in a long time.Jason David BeDuhn, Ph.D. is an historian of religion and culture, currently Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University. Dr BeDuhn neither represents nor endorses any particular denomination of Christianity. The author's intent is to make use of his credentials to help any Bible reader determine whether the translation he or she is reading/studying is as accurate as possible and as free of bias as possible. Nine translations were...more
Ilynca Fiedler
Very interesting. Mostly accurate. Got a little technical at parts. Glad I read it. Confirms I'm using the best translation: New World.
One of the most fascinating books I've read in a long time!
Jun 10, 2008 Casey rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Casey by: Aimee
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