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Robert L. Thomas is Professor of New Testament at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, California.
Thomas has done us all a favor by penning a simple and readable guide.-- David W. Hegg
"Scholarly and yet extremely practical"-- John MacArthur, Pastor/Teacher, author and broadcaster
Subtitled 'Making sense of the proliferation of translations' this lucidly written book is a useful guide through the labyrinth of texts, translation philosophies, theological bias and other factors that bear on translating the Bible... practical in purpose and very easily read.-- The Banner of Truth
... a book which every pastor and Bible teacher ought to keep for reference. There will be times when it is necessary to offer guidance to others, as well as to choose for oneself, and no other book is as clear and as useful as this one in helping us to decide which version to choose.-- Churchman Journal
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The author, himself a participant in Bible translation, provides guidelines in five areas: historical backgrounds of English translations, textual bases, methodological techniques, theological biases, and varieties of English used.
This is a great resource for the layperson, student, pastor, or teacher.