Essential Guide to Bible Versions
By: Philip Wesley Comfort
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  • Timeline of events in the history of the Bible
  • Overview of the Old and New Testament manuscripts and scribal practices
  • Discussion of Bible translation methods
  • Detailed comparison of English translations
  • Chart of New Testament manuscripts and their symbols
  • Glossary of technical terms
  • Comprehensive index

Product Details

The purpose of this book is to explain (1) how the Bible text was originally written—both for the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament; (2) how the text was transmitted copy after copy; (3) what significant manuscripts have been discovered and published; (4) how textual critics have understood textual transmission and employed textual criticism to produce editions of the Hebrew Bible and Greek New Testament; and, finally, (5) how translators throughout the ages have employed different translation techniques to produce versions in a multitude of languages

About the Author

Philip Wesley Comfort earned his doctoral degree from the University of South Africa. He has studied English literature, Greek, and New Testament at the Ohio State University and the University of South Africa. He has taught these classes at a number of colleges, including Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, Columbia International University, and Coastal Carolina University. He is currently senior editor of Bible reference at Tyndale and served as New Testament editor for the New Living Translation. He has contributed a number of books to the Tyndale collection, both as author and editor. Among these are The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament, The Origin of the Bible, Essential Guide to Bible Versions, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts and Who's Who in Christian History.