BeDuhn's new book available

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  • TheOldHippie

    I just quote BeDuhn's message, and so all interested ones can run and make their order:

    "Dear Friends,

    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:

    John 1:1

    John 8:58

    Philippians 2:5-11

    Colossians 1:15-20

    Titus 2:13

    Hebrews 1:8

    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!

    Jason BeDuhn

    Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Chair

    Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion

    Northern Arizona University"

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