Understanding Bible Translation: Bringing God's Word into New Contexts
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Author: William D. Barrick
Understand the process of translating the Bible into a new language
In Understanding Bible Translation, William Barrick surveys the fascinating work of Bible translation worldwide. Drawing on decades of experience translating the Bible, Barrick explains best practices for Bible translation and walks the reader through the translation process. In addition, he provides insight for evaluating English translations and highlights resources for understanding difficult passages of Scripture.
"Understanding Bible Translation is an engagingly written, hands-on study of the art and science of Bible translation by a veteran translator and long-time professor of Old Testament. If you are looking for a treatment of the theory and practice of Bible translation that is balanced, up-to-date, and linguistically informed, this is the book for you."
--R. Bruce Compton, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
"Bill Barrick has labored for decades in training translators, theologians, and pastors. Add his work on translation committees and his expertise in the biblical languages and theology, and you get a sure guide to better understand the challenges translators face."
--Kyle Davis, Bible Translation Fellowship
"Barrick takes us on an engaging tour of the social and linguistic challenges facing Bible translators, as they move between language systems to make the Bible accessible to common people in their heart language."
--George Athas, Moore Theological College
"Dr. Barrick shows how to preserve the authorial intent of Scripture, while at the same time produce an understandable rendering of the biblical text in a target language. . . .Barrick is a scholar, missionary, and Bible translator. I cannot think of a more qualified author to write this book."
--John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
"Barrick has provided a helpful and accessible guide. His practical wisdom and insight is conveyed on every page. Anyone who is interested in Bible translation should read this book!"
--Benjamin L. Merkle, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Barrick balances insights into translation and biblical languages with a pastoral concern that the reader take the next step toward being more engaged in this strategic ministry. Dr. Barrick shares a wealth of practical wisdom and accounts of his own life on the mission field in Bangladesh. Any student of Scripture will benefit from this volume."
--Aaron Shryock, Tyndale Center for Bible Translation