Epistles of Thomas

February 20, 2008

Do we really need another Bible translation?

Filed under: Translation — Thomas @ 21:40

From the “not again” files comes another new major English Bible translation project. They haven’t come up with a name yet but it appears to be an effort to replace the NRSV with an “easier to read” version. Over at Our New Bible you can check out the list of editors and coming soon, the translators. Editors include David L. Petersen and Joel B. Green. In line with the NRSV stream of translations it will be an ecumenical effort involving “Anglican, Episcopal, Baptist; Pentecostal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Reformed, Adventist, Roman Catholic, Jewish, United Methodist; Nazarene, Mennonite, Brethren, Disciples of Christ, and United Churches of Christ.”

I wish them well but as I have said before – it would be nice if they could just pick one of the existing 932 translations!

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