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Unless you can read Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic, you need a translation. But why are there so many, and why are they so often different? Can they be trusted. Bill was the Chair of the ESV translations for ten years and currently sits on the Committee on Bible Translation that is responsible for the NIV. He has a unique view into this question.


A. Difficulties

B. “Literal”

C. Translation philosophy

1. Formal equivalence

2. Dynamic equivalence

3. Paraphrase

4. Running commentary

D. Conclusion

E. Questions

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