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Category Archives: Translations

Bible Translators Launch Campaign to Provide Scripture Access to Every Language by 2033

The alliance of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, called illumiNations (@illumiNations), is launching an ambitious Bible translation fund raising campaign to make Scripture available in every language in the next 12 years. [Read the Bible in multiple languages on Bible Gateway] The “I Want to Know” campaign asks people to sponsor the translation of […]

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Thomas Nelson Releases The Open Bible® for the First Time in the NIV

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, announces its release of The Open Bible, now available for the first time in the widely-read New International Version (NIV) translation. “For more than 40 years, Thomas Nelson has published The Open Bible,” says Philip Nation, vice president and publisher of Bibles for Thomas Nelson (@NelsonBibles). “The […]

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Larry Walker, NIV Bible Translator (1932–2021)

Hebrew scholar and Semitic languages specialist Dr. Larry Walker, the last living translator of the original team of biblical language experts who produced the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, died March 8, 2021 at age 88. According to CT, he cared deeply about accuracy and specifics, believing a commitment to the doctrine of […]

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Zondervan Launches First NRSV Bible in Its Acclaimed Premier Collection Line

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible translation is now included in HarperCollins Christian Publishing’s top-quality leather bound Premier Collection of print Bibles. [Read the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway] The NRSV Single-Column Reference Bible (Zondervan, 2020) features the exclusive NRSV Comfort Print® typeface and is the first NRSV Bible […]

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Celebrate the Ability to Read Scripture: Bible Translation Day

Every year, September 30 is dedicated as Bible Translation Day. (Watch Wycliffe’s 2020 Scripture Celebration video.) Christians believe God has preserved the text of the Bible for thousands of years. But how often do we think about the countless men and women—scholars, translators, missionaries, and others—who God has used to accomplish this remarkable act of […]

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New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1995 Edition Now Available in Comfort Print

Recognized by pastors and Bible scholars as being the “gold standard” among word-for-word Bible translations, the New American Standard Bible, 1995 Edition (NASB) (Zondervan, 2020) is now available with new, NASB Comfort Print® typeface exclusively from Zondervan Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. [Sign up to receive the free 47-day email Bible reading plan […]

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NET Bible Available in Full-Notes Print Editions

The New English Translation (NET Bible) Full-Notes print editions are now available. The NET Bible is the only translation that explains itself in more than 60,000 translators’ notes offering unprecedented scholarly transparency. The print editions are published in Comfort Print by Thomas Nelson Bibles in partnership with Bible.org/Biblical Studies Press. [Browse the New English Translation […]

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Learn More About the NET Bible with This Panel Discussion

In anticipation of the New English Translation (NET Bible) Full-Notes print editions being available October 1, 2019, a panel discussion about the NET Bible was convened at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) in early September. [Read the New English Translation (NET) Bible version on Bible Gateway] The NET Bible translation distinguishes itself by including more than […]

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A Brief Guide to Biblical Concordances, Pt. 2

In a recent post on biblical concordances, I explained how a concordance is used as a means of studying Scripture. By using a concordance’s index and finding the original-language word that the English has been translated from, a Bible-reader can come to understand the text in a deeper way than by simply reading the Bible […]

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What Is A Biblical Concordance?

What is a biblical concordance? Put simply, a concordance is an index—in most cases, alphabetical—that supplies the location and usage of words in the book. In its simplest form, you might use a biblical concordance, for instance, if you want to find all the passages in the Bible that contain the word ‘love.’ Most Bibles […]

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