Bible Translations: A Closer Look

John Rataczak, 2012
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Overview

In Bible Translations: A Closer Look, author John Rataczak takes readers through the history of Bible translation and provides insight into the challenges and methods of such a process. In addition, Rataczak introduces various tools for effective Bible study.

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Key Features

  • Analyzes the history of Bible translation
  • Details the challenges and methods of translation
  • Enhances Bible study

Contents

  • What We Should Believe about the Bible
    • The Inspiration, Inerrancy, and Authority of the Bible
    • Old Testament Canonicity
    • New Testament Canonicity
    • Other Books Written in Biblical Times
  • What We Should Know about Past Bible Translations
    • The Earliest Versions
    • Translations Done under Great Duress
  • The Difficulties a Translator Faces
    • Cultural Differences
    • Old Testament Examples
    • New Testament Examples
  • Why There Are So Many Differences in Translations
    • The Various Theories of Translation
    • Addition of Ideas
    • Subtraction of Ideas
    • Alteration of Ideas
    • Oversimplification of Ideas
  • Some of the Methods Used in Modern Bible Translation
    • Modern Translation Techniques
  • Some Things to be Aware of in Modern Translations
    • The Danger of Neo-Orthodoxy
  • The Strengths and Weakness of the Best-Known Bible Translations
    • An Evaluation of Today’s Major Translations
  • How a Believer Can Study the Bible More Effectively
    • Basic Methods of Bible Study
    • Using Simple Linguistic Principles in Bible Study

Product Details

About John Rataczak

John Rataczak was born in Columbia, Missouri, and raised in the St. Louis area. He was saved at an early age through the ministry of the Chatham Bible Church. God led John to become involved in full-time Christian work during his freshman year at Bob Jones University. Since that calling, he has earned a BA in Bible, an MA in pastoral studies, and a PhD in New Testament text (Greek). He has taught at three Christian colleges and two graduate schools, and his pastoral experience includes ministries in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Presently, he is the founder and sole proprietor of Eleutheros Books.

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