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Rose Publishing Bible Translations Comparison, Pamphlet

Ever wondered why there are so many different versions of the Bible? How do you know which translation is best you, your friend, your child or teen? This handy fold-out pamphlet was created to serve as a consice yet very informational reference for understanding the history, intent, purpose behind and audience for today's most popular English Bible translations.

As is typical of Rose Publishing, this convenient little pamphlet is loaded with valuable information including:

  • Reading level by school grade: from formal English to contemporary word use
    • Describes the purpose of each translation and who sponsored the translation work
    • Explains which Greek and Hebrew texts were used for translation
    • Gives a sample verses (Matthew 4:19, and John 3:16 & 17) in each translation to compare the readability and tone
    • Indicates which Bibles use "inclusive language," "gender neutral terms," or include features such as the Apocrypha

    Compares these facts...

    • Translation method
    • Reading Grade Level
    • Year of first publication
    • Translators
    • Sponsor
    • Textual Basis
    • Purpose
    • Notable Facts
    • and Sample Verses (Matthew 4:19, and John 3:16 & 17)
    ...for these popular translations:

    • American Standard Version
    • Amplified Bible
    • New American Standard Bible
    • Revised Standard Version
    • New Revised Standard Version
    • English Standard Version
    • King James Version
    • New King James Version
    • New Jerusalem Bible
    • New American Bible
    • New International Version
    • Today's New International Version
    • God's Word
    • Holman Christian Standard Bible
    • New Century Version
    • New Living Translation
    • New International Readers Version
    • Good News Translation
    • Contemporary English Version
    • The Message

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Review 1 for Bible Translations Comparison, Pamphlet
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neat format..... very 'usable'!!!

Date:December 6, 2010
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jana
Location:scott city ks.
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such a neat format..... very 'usable'!!! like the wipe-off surface. keeping it in our vehicle, as we 'drive the miles' & like to have it as a resource to look at!
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Date:February 6, 2010
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Angela Matthews
great exactly what I wanted easy to read clear to understand folds out and greatly in sequence explantions
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Date:February 2, 2010
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Stuart Baldwin
I thought that this pamphlet was well done and exceeded my expectations in regards to the information it provided. That said it would have been beneficial to provide a perspective of various texts by defining the "good and bad" for the manuscripts from where the translations were derived. In a way, this doesn't mean anything to a layperson.
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Date:July 27, 2009
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David Bell
This is a good comparison overview of 20 legitimate Bible translations. While by necessity concise, the comparison does a good job of touching on a number of translation issues and concerns. The advice to use the Bible recommended by your church in "How to choose a Bible" is generally ok, but be aware that not all translations are unbiased and reliable. For example, look up "New World Translation" in The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin.
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