BeDuhn's new book available
I just quote BeDuhn's message, and so all interested ones can run and make their order:
It's finally here! My book, TRUTH IN TRANSLATION: ACCURACY AND BIAS IN
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, published by University Press of
Paperback $33.00 ISBN 0-7618-2556-8
Hardback $62.00 ISBN 0-7618-2555-X
This book will not be available on Amazon, Barnes& Noble, etc. until
Order direct from the publisher by March 25 to guarantee shipping by May 23.
Call UPA Customer Service at 1-800-462-6420.
International customers unable to access the 800 number may call
Some of you have been waiting four years for this, and may remember it under
its original title, Bible Wars. Here at last is a comprehensive comparison of
nione major translations of the Bible: King James Version, New American
Standard Bible, New International Version, New Revised Standard Version, New
American Bible, Amplified Bible, Today's English Version (Good News Bible),
Living Bible, and the New World Translation. The book provides a general
introduction to the history and methods of Bible translation, and gives
background on each of these versions. Then it compares them on key passages
of the New Testament to determine their accuracy and identify their bias.
Passages looked at include:
2 Peter 1:1
Also explored are passages involving "prostration" or "worship," gendered
language, the "holy spirit," and the use of "Jehovah." Two hundred pages in
all offering my most detailed examination of the issues and pressures involved
in Bible translation. If you've found my comments, observations, and answers
instructive or challenging in the past, now's your chance to get the complete
Thank you, and happy reading!
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Chair
Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion
Northern Arizona University"