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The Bible in Translation

Bruce M. Metzger
The Bible in Translation - Ancient and English Versions
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The Bible has been translated more than any other piece of literature and is currently available in over two thousand languages, with several languages having numerous versions.  Outlined here is the history of biblical translation, including a careful analysis of more than fifty versions of the Bible.  One of the most respected living biblical scholars, Bruce Metzger begins this engaging survey with the earliest translations of the Old and New Testaments before proceeding to English versions dating from the eleventh century to the present.  Metzger explores the circumstances under which each translation was produced and offers insight into its underlying objectives, characteristics, and strengths.