In Episode 11 of “The Unlikely Seminarian” I mentioned some resources you might want to check out.
First, if you’d like a good diagram of the spectrum of bible translations, check out this one from BibleGateway.com. It does an excellent job of showing where some of the most-used translations live on the “word-for-word” to “thought-for-thought” spectrum.
Next, if you’d like to look deeper into the new testament manuscripts - how many there are, how that amount of data translates into reliability, as well as see lots of great photos - take a look at the website for the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.
Finally, if you want to delve deeper into the different translations, how they’re used and which ones are right for you, take a look at “How to Choose a Translation For All It’s Worth” by Fee and Strauss.
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