The recent dust-up between big name scholars reminds us how hard—and important—Bible translation can be.
Individual translations of the Bible have a long history in Western Christianity, stretching back to Jerome's Latin translation, the Vulgate. Notable members of this auspicious tradition include William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, and Martin Luther. Much more recently, figures such as Kenneth Taylor and Eugene Peterson have joined their ranks with popular paraphrases, while scholars such N. T. Wright have also produced more traditional translations. continue reading >>