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June 5, 2012

What are the two main types of Bible translations?

Translations are done according to certain theories or approaches to doing translations and they actually meet different kinds of needs. First of all, there's always going to be a need for new translations. Language is in the process of constant change. And in the early centuries of the church, what happened was as the gospel was taken into different cultures and places, people could not speak Greek. They couldn't speak Hebrew. And so there was a need to translate those original scriptures into the vernacular of the people who were being brought into the church.
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