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Overview Oxford Bible editor Kraus surveys 25 different Bible translations and discusses general principles of translation, specific illustrations of difficult texts, the range of translation choices available, and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.
Publishers Description How do we choose among all the different Bible translations available today? How do we know which is the right one to use for specific situations? And how do we understand what factors lie behind these translations? Oxford Bible editor Donald Kraus surveys 25 different Bible translations, and discusses general principles of translation, specific illustrations of difficult texts, the range of translation choices available, and the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches.
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Library Journal - 01/01/2007 page 84
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Studio: Seabury Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Seabury Books
ISBN 1596270438 ISBN13 9781596270435
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More About Donald Kraus
Donald Kraus, executive editor for Bibles at Oxford University Press, has produced such high-profile projects as The Catholic Study Bible (first and second editions); The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha; The Jewish Study Bible; and The Jewish Annotated New Testament. He is author of Choosing a Bible and Sex, Sacrifice, Shame and Smiting.
Donald Kraus currently resides in Boston.
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A Great Find! Jun 15, 2007
Although the book is only 96 pages long, it is packed with information; not one line is wasted on unnecessary banter. It's easy to comprehend, and very engaging for those of us who enjoy using several bible versions for study. It compares twenty-four bible versions, includes versions which contain the apocrypha, explains each version's target audience, explains the variation of language across the versions, Why some are easier to read than others, and much more. I originally borrowed it from my local library, and quickly decided it was a must-have on my bookshelf! I strongly recommend this book for everyone who is interested in The Bible.
Recommended for anyone facing the conundrum of which translation of the Bible to acquire. Feb 3, 2007
Author Donald Kraus offers a condensed survey of his 20 years of experience professionally assessing, publishing, describing, and defending different Bible translations for readers of all backgrounds in Choosing a Bible: For Worship, Teaching, Study, Preaching, and Prayer. Covering twenty-five different Bible translations, from the Everett Fox translation of the Pentateuch and the KJV to the Moffatt Bible and The Message, Choosing a Bible discusses issues of source and target languages, original and contemporary audiences, and gives a quick guide to the defining characteristics of each translation. Choosing a Bible is an overview designed to help lay readers answer the question "Which Bible should I buy?" and does not go into extreme depth, but its list of recommended further reading will certainly point the curious in the right direction for advanced scholarly studies in Biblical translation. Recommended for anyone facing the conundrum of which translation of the Bible to acquire.