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Which Translation is Best?

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Lesson

This lecture evaluates popular translations of the Bible in terms of their textual basis. The bottom line is that while all translations are interpretations, The Spirit of God has ensured that the truth of the scriptures can be found in any one of them, and reading widely among different versions is good to promote understanding about different concerns of TC.

Outline

I. THREE MAJOR INFLUENCES BEHIND MODERN TRANSLATIONS

A. Textual basis

B. Informational basis

C. Translational theory

II. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF TRANSLATION

A. Translation Philosophy: Three Priorities

B. Best Translations

1. NASB

2. ESV

3. NKJV

4. NET

5. NIV 2011

C. What about Gender-Inclusive Language

III. What Bibles should I read

IV. Final Thoughts