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How to Choose the Right Bible Translation for the Task (0.75 hour course)

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Which Bible translation is the best? Christians love to argue about this. But it’s always the wrong question, because it’s incomplete. We should ask, “Which Bible translation is best for a given purpose?” Which translations are best for close study, for evangelism, for preaching, for reading big chunks quickly? This brief course teaches students how to choose the right translation for the right task.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Recognize the defining characteristics of multiple major evangelical Bible translations
  • Understand why various Bible translations exist
  • Choose the right Bible translation for whatever study or ministry task you encounter

Course Outline

  • Intro: Making the Best of a Good Situation
  • The Value of the New International Version and Christian Standard Bible
  • The Value of the New International Reader’s Version
  • The Value of the English Standard Version and New American Standard Bible
  • The Value of the NET Bible and the Lexham English Bible
  • The Value of the New Living Translation, God’s Word, and the Message
  • Conclusion: The Best Translation Is the One You Have with You.

Product Details

  • Title: How to Choose the Right Bible Translation for the Task
  • Instructor: Mark L. Ward, Jr.
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 0.75
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About Mark Ward

Mark Ward received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including The Story of the Old Testament and Patterns for Christian Living. His dissertation focused on the “religious affections” of Paul.


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Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course was produced with screencast videos. These videos provide tutorials showing you how to use Logos Bible Software in ways that are tied directly into the content of the course. We are now producing Activities resources as a replacement for screencast videos. We plan on updating this course to include this additional Activities resource in the future for no extra charge.



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  1. Bob Falk

    Bob Falk


    This is a nice, easy to follow, brief presentation that lays out a very practical way of looking at different Bible translations and versions. I submit that it is well worth your time to watch the videos in this short course. If you've grown up with, or spent many years using a particular version or translation, it may not be obvious why other translations can be helpful. This easy-to-follow course shows the value of reading more than one translation. There are longer books on this topic, but if you only have a few minutes, this course is an excellent introduction and overview.
  2. Tristian smith
    Honestly, not what I was expecting of the course. In the process of getting a refund.
  3. Daniel Welch

    Daniel Welch


  4. Felmar Roel Rap. Singco
    Nice presentation, Dr. Ward, although the main question remains unanswered (or does it remain unanswered simply be cause it is unanswerable?): which English Bible translation remains the best, and the most suited, for ALL purposes (homilesis, apologesis, personal devotions, liturgy, pastoral work, literary presentations, theological presentations and expositions, &c.)? I posit that that question is not unanswerable, but I believe finding the answer to that question takes time, even a life time, perhaps; but it is worth finding the answer still, in my opinion.


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