Which bible translation do you think is best and most acurate?

by NikL 33 Replies latest jw friends

  • Vidiot

    You know what they say, guys...

    ...a copy of a copy is never quite as sharp as the original...

  • A Believer
    A Believer

    Professor Benjamin Kedar, a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said in 1989: "In my linguistic research in connection with the Hebrew Bible and translations, I often refer to the English edition of what is known as the New World Translation. In so doing, I find my feeling repeatedly confirmed that this work [the NWT Old Testament] reflects an honest endeavor to achieve an understanding of the text that is as accurate as possible."[69]

  • NikL

    Thanks menov!

    I had never heard of either of those.

  • alcyone

    Benjamin Kedar:

    a) is not a linguist / Bible translator

    b) he comments only the OT part of NWT

    The OT part is not a major problem although it alters words sometimes - for example "70 years at Babylon" instead of "for".

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