Paul Collins – 2 Timothy 3:16 – The Bible (Reliability) – 6pm Service

March 13, 2017

Paul Collins – 2 Timothy 3:16 – The Bible (Reliability) – 6pm Service

Sermon 2 of a 4 part series on “The Bible”

  1. Literal translation (Word for Word)

Attempts to keep the exact words and phrases of the original. It is faithful to the original text, but sometimes hard to understand. Keeps a constant historical distance. Examples: King James Version (KJV), New American Standard Bible (NASB).

  1. Dynamic equivalent (thought for thought)

Attempts to keep a constant historical distance with regard to history and facts, but updates the writing style and grammar. Examples: New International Version (NIV), Revised English Bible (REB).

  1. Free translation (paraphrase).

Translates the ideas from the original text but without being constrained by the original words or language. Seeks to eliminate historical distance. Readable, but possibly not precise. Examples: The Living Bible (TLB), The Message.

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