How Do You Learn About Bible Translations?
The original texts of the Bible were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. They need to be translated into modern day languages for them to be understood. In English, there are many translations that those interested in reading the Bible can choose from. If you are looking for a Bible translation that appeals to you, here is a description of some of the more popular English translations. • The King James Bible (KJV) From when it was first published in 1611 until well into the 1900’s, the King James Bible was the Bible for Protestants. Authorized by King James of England, its language is antiquated today, but many people still consider this the best translation. Another version, The New King James Version, removes archaic language like “thee” and “thou” to make it more readable. • The New International Version (NIV) Printed in its entirety in 1978, the NIV is a modern translation from some of the best original texts available. More than 100 respected Bible scholars worked on the transla