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Category Archives: Translations

“Which Bible Translation Is Best?” – Part 1: Why There Are So Many Bible Translations

Throughout the years Bible Gateway has been online, we’ve heard one question asked regularly. Can you guess what it is? It’s this one: “Which Bible translation is the best?” This is a perfectly reasonable thing to wonder, particularly if you’re new to the Bible and are bewildered by the dozens of arcane-looking acronyms (NIV, ESV, […]

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Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Is Revised; Becomes Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

B&H Publishing Group has completed the revision of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Renamed the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB) (@CSBible), the text is available for reading on Bible Gateway, as well as in a full line of print Bibles for readers of all ages, with initial products releasing in March and available in the […]

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Wycliffe Global Alliance Scripture & Language Statistics 2016

According to Wycliffe Global Alliance (WGA) (@WycliffeGA), the Bible has now been trans­lated into more than 3,200 lan­guages. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Wycliffe Associates—Helping to Translate the Bible Where Persecution of Christians Is Severe: An Interview with Bruce Smith] While at least 1.5 bil­lion peo­ple still don’t have the full Bible avail­able in […]

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New NKJV Word Study Bible Helps Unlock the Languages of the Bible

Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! Features In-Text Subheadings and 1,700 Easy-to-Use Word Studies Thomas Nelson Bibles (@NelsonBibles) has published […]

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NIV Committee on Bible Translation Adds Newest Member: Rev. Dr. Andrew Shead

The newest member of the New International Version (NIV) Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) is Rev. Dr. Andrew Shead. Of the 15 CBT members, five are from countries other than the United States (India, the United Kingdom, and Australia). [See editions of the NIV Bible translation in the Bible Gateway Store] Shead, who earned his […]

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Bible Translation Reading Levels

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Bible Table of Contents] [Browse the Bibles section in the Bible Gateway Store, where you’ll enjoy low prices every day] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When Was Each Book of the Bible Written?] Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of […]

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Wycliffe Associates—Helping to Translate the Bible Where Persecution of Christians Is Severe: An Interview with Bruce Smith

The hard work of Scripture translation has been ongoing for more than 2,000 years. Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text into a target-language text. As anyone who speaks more than one language knows, it takes perseverance and dedication to become so fluent that the original meaning is not lost in […]

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Exploring the Psalms With Bono and Eugene Peterson

Have you seen this conversation between Bono—lead singer of the rock band U2—and Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible? It’s an interesting glimpse of two very different artists discussing the ways that Scripture inspires and challenges them. Here’s the video: The video was produced by FULLER Studio, which has a large amount of additional […]

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Remembering Charles Welty and His Work on the International Standard Version

We were saddened this week to learn of the death of Charles Welty, who helped to develop the International Standard Version (ISV) of the Bible. His passion for the Bible in general and for the ISV in particular always shone through brightly in all his interactions with Bible Gateway, and we salute his contributions to […]

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The Africa Study Bible: An Interview with Matthew Elliott

Millions of English-speaking Africans know and love Christ, but for many, God’s Word is hard to grasp. With nearly every full evangelical study Bible written from the viewpoint of the United States and United Kingdom, Africans have lacked a resource that connects with their unique experience, hindering discipleship. But that’s about to change as major […]

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