Deciphering the Biblical Translations Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Deciphering the Biblical Translations
Devotional essay that explores the various translations of the Christian Bible.
# 120337 | 1,958 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 09, 2010 in Religion and Theology (The Bible)

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This paper describes the origins and features of the many versions of the Christian bible, including the King James Version, the Living Bible, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version. The paper also touches on less popular versions, but errs on the side of defending the well-known variations. The author opines strongly that Christians are the ones who know the teachings of Christ; the unsaved world knows not the truth, and cannot be expected to understand what it means to seek the truth since they are ignorant to the truth. In conclusion, the paper suggests that the questionable biblical translations are the ones that look worldly or are not word-literal enough to understand the truths of God's word, but reminds Christians of their responsibility to educate the flock, and not condemn. This paper contains an illustrative figure.

King James Version vs. Other Translations
Translations Explained

From the Paper:

"When God moves in ones heart the desire and yearning for His word changes. We grow a desire to want to know Him more. With this in mind, all we need to understand God more is to seek and get various translations that guide in understanding in order to get the whole picture. It is a common oversight to read scripture out of context. In the absence of guidance, it is possible to read without comprehension and not catch the meaning behind the words. Parallel bibles are helpful for deeper study given that you may look at several translations at one time to grasp the entire concept of what the verse means."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Lewis Foster, Selecting a Translation of the Bible (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing, 1978, 1983
  • Dr. Dale A. Robbins, Why So Many Bible Translations. Database online. Available at:
  • English Bible Translation Comparison, International Bible Society. Database online. Available at:
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers, database online. Available at:

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