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Bible Translations Comparison Pamphlet

Bible Translations Comparison Pamphlet

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ISBN: 9781596361331
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This 2nd Edition contains the new NIV 2011 and the new Common English Bible translations.

Compare 20 Bible translations in a single glance. Discover what the translations have in common, how they differ, and which one is best for you. It's all found in the bestselling Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet that offers an easy-to-use format, full color design, and glossy finish. The comparison chart displays: the name of the translation, the method of translation, sponsors, textual basis, purpose, sample verses to show the difference in wording, the year published, and much more. Some of the translations include: New Revised Standard, Amplified Bible, King James Version, The Message, among others.
Size: 8.5"x 5.5" unfolds to 33" long. Fits inside most Bible covers.

Scholars have been translating the Bible for 2000 years and over the centuries, three primary methods of translation have evolved. The Bible Translations Comparison chart helps pastors, teachers, and students of the Word understand the approach to 20 Bible translations by providing the following information:

  • Translation method & reading level
  • Year it was published
  • Number of translators who worked on the project
  • Sponsor of the translation version
  • Textual basis
  • Purpose
  • Noteworthy facts
  • Sample verses

This Bible Translations Comparison fold-out chart also provides a brief glossary of key words regarding translations, as well as a diagram that explains the three most popular Greek texts used for Bible translation.

The Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet compares the following Bible translations:

  • American Standard Version(ASV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • Revised Standard Version (RSV)
  • New Revised Standard Version (NSRV)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)
  • New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)
  • New American Bible (NAB)
  • NEW! New International Version 2011 (NIV)
  • NEW! Common English Bible (CEB)
  • Today"s New International Version (TNIV)
  • God's Word (GW)
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  • New Century Version (NCV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)
  • New International Readers Version (NIrV)
  • Good News Translation (GNT)
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV)
  • The Message

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The pamphlet's introductory information explains why new translations continue to appear. Also provided is a brief overview of the three primary methods of translation as well as a fourth translation treatment that has evolved over the centuries. The side-by-side translations are color coded to reference the four translation treatments shown below:

  1. Word-for-Word
  2. Balance—a process that mediates between word-for-word and thought-for-thought
  3. Thought-for-thought
  4. Paraphrase—a restatement of a translation
The Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet provides a list of 13 "Important Words to Know" such as:
  • Apocrypha
  • Biblia Hebraica
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Masoretic Text
  • Septuagint
And the major groups of Greek manuscripts or text types:
  • Western
  • Lucianic
  • Byzantine
  • Alexandrian

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on 4/1/2013 Wonderful Resource
I picked up this pamphlet while in Lifeway Christian Store. I wanted to use it for children's ministry as well as my college ministry. So many people are unaware of what the difference is as we study. In terms of children, I look at which translation is best for their reading level. The pamphlet quickly provided the information needed to narrow down those choices. For the college students, I was looking for which Bible will explain the clear message that God has for us. Each member has been able to find a translation that explained the Word of God on their level.It is has been a great resource for everyone I minister to. I'd recommend this resource to anyone that doesn't understand why they aren't getting much out of their devotional/Bible study. Wording is important and easy to pinpoint in this pamphlet.
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One reason I use Rose is because I trust their spiritual integrity. I can depend on their products to be biblically correct. My wife and I teach a class for new believers, those coming back to church and those who were never discipled or mentored. Rose Publishing products allow us to put tools in their hands that will help them to continue to grow long after our 12 week class ends. Our favorite tools are The Christianity, Cults and Religions pamphlet because our students can tell at a glance why we believe what we believe. We also use The Bible Translation Comparison pamphlet quite frequently. Our students love these tools and with Rose's many sales and coupons we can afford to give them away.
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“The Bible has been changed so many times, how do we know we can trust it!”
“There are so many different versions of the Bible, which one is God’s word?!”
Have you ever heard and tried to answer these questions?

Rose Publishing has produced a great resource to help you provide solid answers to these honest concerns people sometimes ask. The Bible Translations Comparison pamphlet is a beautiful and extremely well done quick reference guide to all of the major English Bible translations. Rose goes to great lengths to help the reader understand all the basic information about how different translations draw from different Hebrew and Greek texts. You will learn 16 key terms that are helpful to familiarize yourself with so you can navigate the terrain of Bible translation.

I thoroughly enjoyed how Rose set 20 different Bible translations side by side and explained the background behind each translating group’s philosophy, dates of when the translating work was done, what the goal(s) of the translators was, one or two interesting facts about the peculiar translations and even what educational grade level each translation was geared for. The pamphlet also devotes an entire page to the three most common Greek texts that translators have to work with - The Textus Receptus, the Westcott-Hort and the Nestle-Aland UBS texts.

This quick overview of the nuts and bolts of our current collection of English Bible’s and paraphrases is a great tool to have handy next time you’re talking with a friend about this subject. I highly recommend it to you.
(I was provided a copy of this pamphlet from Rose Publishing for a free, unbiased, honest review.)