Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“Even liberal scholars who do not agree with his conclusions nonetheless acknowledge the high-quality linguistic skills of Dr. William Barrick, previous chair of the Old Testament department at The Master’s Seminary, and who for many years has been a Bible translator himself. Many people glory in their own skills or giftedness; Bill Barrick does not. …

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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“Understanding Bible Translation takes a highly technical endeavor and makes it obtainable for all. Backed by a life devoted to the Word of God, and written by one who is familiar with the rigors of translation personally, his heart for God is evidenced on every page. This is no dry treatise on the necessity and intricacies …

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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“Bible translation is the spark that kindled the Reformation. Men like William Tyndale gave their lives to ensure that people had access to Scripture in their own languages. Continuing the legacy and vision of such great men, Understanding Bible Translation makes a strong biblical case for vernacular translation of the Bible. Dr. Barrick shows how to preserve …

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Understanding Bible Translation: Excerpt & Endorsement

“In reading Understanding Bible Translation, I felt like an apprentice sitting at the elbow of a master artisan watching him perform his craft with excellence. Drawing from his expertise honed as a long-time professor, as well as from decades of experience as a Bible translator, Bill Barrick masterfully demonstrates what is involved in translating the Bible …

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Understanding Bible Translation

My latest book, Understanding Bible Translation: Bringing God’s Word into New Contexts (Kregel Academic, 2019) enters distribution May 28. This project began approximately 25 years ago while serving as a Bible translator in Bangladesh. Since then, my involvement in Bible translation has expanded far beyond what I ever dreamed possible. Part of that story comes …

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My Recommendation: Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood

Jeremy D. Lyon, Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015) focuses on four key Qumran fragmentary manuscripts with significant contributions to the study of the Genesis Flood: the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen), a commentary on Genesis (4Q252), an admonition based on the Flood (4Q370), and a paraphrase of Genesis and Exodus (4Q422). Lyon …

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Uncommon Wisdom: Old Testament Wisdom Books

Introduction Overall, Old Testament (OT) wisdom books are fairly anthropocentric (man-centered) since they address the issues of everyday living faced by God’s people. That does not mean that they are not also theocentric (God-centered). God instructs His people to live their lives in view of His existence, presence, righteousness, and justice. Studying these books provides …

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