FOCUSed15 Podcast – Episode #2 (Season 2)
There is often much confusion and sometimes heated opinions about which version of the Bible you use to read and study the Bible. Though the Word of God is undoubtedly inspired and inerrant there are variations within each version on the shelves. In today’s 15 minute podcast episode, Chris and I chat about why there are so many translations of the Bible, and what you need to know about their differences.
If you have any additional questions about translations or other questions you’d like us to answer on the podcast, let us know in the comments!
In This Episode You’ll Hear About:
- Whether or not it matters which translation you use
- What makes one version of the Bible better than another
- The translation process
- Word for word vs. phrase for phrase translations
- Agendas behind certain translations
- Study purposes vs. readability
- Chris and Katie’s top Bible versions and how they use them
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- Mardel’s Bible Translation Guide
- New International Version – NIV84
- New American Standard Bible – NASB
- The English Standard Version – ESV
- Holman Christian Standard Bible – HCSB
- New Living Translation – NLT
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