Doug Moo on Bible Translation

The NIV (New International Version of the Bible) turns 50 this year. To mark the occasion, Zondervan have released a new Study Bible edition of the latest NIV (2011). By all reports, this seems to be quite a significant resource to Christian readers of the Bible.

There’s quite a lot of thought that goes into a Bible translation for such a wide audience as English readers around the world. At the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Doug Moo, one of the current movers and shakers in the NIV translation team, delivered a paper titled “We Still Don’t Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr”. Have a listen to his address in the clip below. And underneath that is a link to some other related resources.


1 thought on “Doug Moo on Bible Translation

  1. I used to work for the Bible Society and virtually everyday I was having conversations/debates/arguments with lay people, literature types, staunch feminists who loved the NRSV, fundamentalists who only read the KJV and missos who were doing their best to translate the scriptures into some obscure language. We even stocked the Bible in Esperanto!

    So reading Moo’s ebook and hearing him speak brought back all those memories. And it’s great to hear an academic speak so clearly and plainly. Which I guess is the aim of all Bible translation.

    Thanks for sharing this post.

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