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Truth in Translation, Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament, by Jason David BeDuhn, University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland. Download free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer & devices. Books by Tolstoy Ayer, Alfred - Language, Truth and Logic. Kindle + Other Baudelaire, Charles - The Poem of Hashish (translated by Aleister Crowley). Read Online. Download Dhamma eBooks of Suttas, the Thai forest ajaans, transcribed Dhamma talks, etc. written or translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu.

This book has no academic support and is incredibly false. Please read academic papers and books that critique this book. This book should be listed as Jehovah Witness Apologetic book instead of the author's claim to an unbiased academic report. Mar 20, Nelson C rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

The author did a great job of surveying various controversial verses to see how they are rendered in various translations. Analysing particular verses is a great way to see how dispassionate the translators were in approaching the Biblical text. However pretty much all modern translations failed the test and let their own biases affect their translation of the text.

I agree wi I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I agree with his assessment myself. Although I think overall the NWT is head and shoulders above the rest. I am thoroughly disappointed with the others however, how they so clearly distort the text and remove God's name is appalling.

I appreciated Beduhn's critique of the NWT as well, he brought up some good points worth pondering. In all, this has been a great and enlightening read. Sep 09, Joshua rated it it was amazing.

I've now read it twice, and found the explanation of Biblical Greek very helpful and interesting. To be clear, this is not a simple read. There is a good amount of detail about how Biblical Greek works on a fairly low level What I appreciated about the book was the idea that just because most translations handle a passage in a certain way doesn't mean that that is the most accurate way to handle it.

Just like in life, being in the majority doesn't equal being in the right.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in finding the best possible English translation of the Bible. Oct 24, Joe Cummings rated it it was amazing. Of course when Paul was writing to Timothy, he was referring to the Septuagint Bible.

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It this was the only "Scripture" that they read and knew. At "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness," 2 Timothy 3: At the time, the books of what became the New Testament, except for Paul's letters, had not been written.

Nevertheless, for many Christians this passage applies to the New Testament, too, inasmuch as it is considered as the fulfillment of the Hebrew Bible.

Unfortunately, not many of us can read or understand the subtleties of year-old Greek grammar or are that familiar with the history and culture of those times. So we learn about the Scriptures, both new and old, by reading translations-specifically for me, English translations. When you see how different some of the English translations are, the very reasonable question arises "Which version of the New Testament translations is the most accurate and least bias? In this book, the associate professor of religious studies at Northern Arizona University, examines key areas of translation in nine popular English language New Testaments that represent a cross-section of different denominational efforts.

Although he considers two of them to be more of an interpretation than translation and one to be a dubious paraphrase. Nevertheless, they are all best sellers.

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The results were surprising and impressed me. No translation is unflawed, but the success of a translation should be based on how closely and accurately it matches the original source, and not the number of copies it sells.

Interpretation, commentary and paraphrase are not translation. BeDuhn shows in his experiment that main stream Protestant Bibles are overly-influenced by the flawed King James Bible and the desire to find their own doctrines within the pages of the Bible. As a result, among the popular-selling Bibles, it is the other translations that are the least flawed and bias.

That is not to say they do not have flaws themselves. They are just the two least flawed of the nine; they are not flaw-free. This book was a delight to read.

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It was not too burden by professional jargon and argot. Beduhn does, however, seems to rely too much on the modifiers "wooden" and "tendentious" in his critiques of the nine translations of New Testament. Those people who are interested in studying the Bible, especially the New Testament, should read this book.

It made me want to start taking classes in Koine Greek. Mar 04, Paul rated it really liked it Recommends it for: What Bible translation should one consider the accurate one? In the words of Jason David BeDuhn, there are none. Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament, would tell you; and it is only understandable to feel offended if you are a pious person with fervent devotion to your religious beliefs.

It especially highlights several cases of theological bias in the translation process. Consequently, BeDuhn points out What Bible translation should one consider the accurate one?

Consequently, BeDuhn points out, contemporary Christian views are improperly introduced in the Bible versions upon which most modern English-speaking Christians rely. This is a quite controversial piece of literature, and BeDuhn makes it a point that he raises the ire of those not ready to set their biases aside in exchange of the evidence-based truths. Personally, I disagree with some of the arguments that BeDuhn raises, mainly with regard to the main discrepancy among all Biblical translations: However, he presents his evidences in a constructive and objective way, such that the readers know they are reading the work of someone who merely states what he believes and sees as facts.

In this book, BeDuhn takes into account the nine bible translations that are most widely in use in the English-speaking world, and compares the biases present in each of the translations. He, however, elected to concentrate on the New Testament, as he believes that the New Testament has several passages which contain biases that evidently interfere with the translation. He points out this one, saying that while it was not bias-free, it could be considered as the most accurate of the translations compared.

Comparing the Greek text with the renderings of each English translation and looking for biased attempts to change the meaning, BeDuhn concludes that one of the nine is a remarkably good translation.

Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament

Which translation that is depends on the readers whether or not to accept. BeDuhn, who holds a B.

Mar 18, Deborah aka Reading Mom rated it it was amazing. One of the best books I've read in a long time. Jason David BeDuhn, Ph.

Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament

Dr BeDuhn neither represents nor endorses any particular denomination of Christianity. Nine translations were One of the best books I've read in a long time. Nine translations were chosen actually 7, the other 2 are paraphrases and therefore not true translations and comparisons were made as to strict adherence to the original intent of the language of the New Testament, or more correctly, the Greek Scriptures the books from Matthew through Revelation.

We usually use the term "page-turner" for novels or lighter material, but this was truly a page turner and hard to put down. He argues that too often, even in mainstream translations, the translators make the subtle journey from translation to interpretation. BeDuhn's chapter The Work of Translation was very helpful. In it, he lays out the spectrum of translation philosophies from a Interlinear to b Formal Equivalence to c Dynamic Equivalence to d Paraphrase.

Jason David BeDuhnHere are some of my concerns with the book: 1.

I felt that BeDuhn's understanding and awareness of the modern debate on translations, at least within Christian Fundamentalism, was lacking. This revealed itself in a lot of ways, but once in particular where he made a statement which seemed to indicate that he hadn't studied the preface of the publication of the Authorised Version though trying to make a point about that edition.

BeDuhn seems to operate under the impression that he has avoided all bias in his analysis. At no point in the book does he reveal his own personal theological biases not even to the point where you could confidently nail him as an evangelical.

Yet I would argue that it is impossible for him not to have theological biases. He could have engendered a much higher level of trust with his readership had he admitted his position and biases early on in the book.

If I had to peg him based on what little he gives away about himself, I would suspect he is a theological Liberal. BeDuhn seems to work from a basis of absolute neutrality on basic fundamentals of the faith such as the deity of Jesus Christ. While he seems to view this as a virtue, particularly in the context of translation work, one has to question what kind of epistemology allows this type of writing.

Isn't failing to presuppose the deity of Christ in translation which is inherently interpretive We may judge from the noble commencement of the Timaeus, from the fragment of the Critias itself, and from the third book of the Laws, in what manner Plato would have treated this high argument.

We can only guess why the great design was abandoned; perhaps because Plato became sensible of some incongruity in a fictitious history, or because he had lost his interest in it, or because advancing years forbade the completion of it; and we may please ourselves with the fancy that had this imaginary narrative ever been finished, we should have found Plato himself sympathising with the struggle for Hellenic independence cp.

Laws , singing a hymn of triumph over Marathon and Salamis, perhaps making the reflection of Herodotus where he contemplates the growth of the Athenian empire—'How brave a thing is freedom of speech, which has made the Athenians so far exceed every other state of Hellas in greatness!

Again, Plato may be regarded as the 'captain' 'arhchegoz' or leader of a goodly band of followers; for in the Republic is to be found the original of Cicero's De Republica, of St. Augustine's City of God, of the Utopia of Sir Thomas More, and of the numerous other imaginary States which are framed upon the same model. The extent to which Aristotle or the Aristotelian school were indebted to him in the Politics has been little recognised, and the recognition is the more necessary because it is not made by Aristotle himself.

The two philosophers had more in common than they were conscious of; and probably some elements of Plato remain still undetected in Aristotle. In English philosophy too, many affinities may be traced, not only in the works of the Cambridge Platonists, but in great original writers like Berkeley or Coleridge, to Plato and his ideas.

That there is a truth higher than experience, of which the mind bears witness to herself, is a conviction which in our own generation has been enthusiastically asserted, and is perhaps gaining ground.You should read the entire chapter from Truth in Translation.

A collection of meditations and mystic poems by Anilbaran Roy. If you are looking for my bias, I guess you could say that I have a bias in favor of historical truth, the accurate reconstruction and comprehension of the past.

Both of these are interpretations, though in all probability, only one is true. Martin Green Published by: BeDuhn takes exception to the use of the present tense "I am" in a majority of these translations. Pyarelal Compiled from 'Mahatma Gandhi: As noted in paragraph 3 above, it is incumbent on the New World Translation translators to consistently render this construction in English in a way which similarly identifies any to whom this Greek form applies.

BeDuhn seems to operate under the impression that he has avoided all bias in his analysis. Why is Paul so intent in qualifying the things created?