What is the best translation of the Bible? This question is asked quite frequently, for a handful of reasons. If you’ve read many of the articles on this site already, then you can probably guess the direction this discussion will go, but even if you know the answer, it’s a good idea to examine the reasons for it. Unfortunately, a single article that adequately addresses this topic would be ridiculously long (even by my standards!), and so instead we’ll examine the issue in a series of posts over the next several weeks.
I don’t know all there is to know about any single translation, and I’ll probably spend some time on a few translations I’ve never even used; however, I will mostly be sharing what I’ve learned about the popular translations over the years. I hope it will be helpful. Stay tuned!