According to a recent article, more than 350 new translations of the Bible have been published since 1900. Donald L. Brake, writing for The Washington Times, has a good article on selecting a Bible for person use. Below is an excerpt from Brake’s article:
The growing numbers of new translations flooding the market are giving multiple and diverse choices to the Bible customer. But with the choices comes confusion. The blessing of having so many versions may also become a source of fear. Can we really know which version is the right one? The responsibility rests on individuals to research and compare the purposes of the each translation to see if it meets their expectations.
Bible publishers today know a new translation of the Bible will bring financial benefits. If a publisher owns the rights to a new translation, they can insist other books they publish on biblical topics use their translation. Customers will then benefit from having the new version when reading the other biblical help books.
It has been said that over 350 new translations of the Scriptures have been published since 1900. The question of which Bible is the best is not easily answered.
At the end of the article, Brake asks five questions to people selecting a Bible for personal use. According to Brake, the answers to the five questions will provide readers with the information they need to select a Bible for personal use.
Read Brake’s article here.