In Understanding Bible Translation, William Barrick surveys the fascinating work of Bible translation worldwide. Drawing on decades of experience translating the Bible, Barrick explains best practices for Bible translation and walks the reader through the translation process. In addition, he provides insight for evaluating English translations and highlights resources for understanding difficult passages of Scripture.
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Understanding Bible Translation is an engagingly written, hands-on study of the art and science of Bible translation by a veteran translator and long-time professor of Old Testament. If you are looking for a treatment of the theory and practice of Bible translation that is balanced, up-to-date, and linguistically informed, this is the book for you.
—R. Bruce Compton, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Bill Barrick has labored for decades in training translators, theologians, and pastors. Add his work on translation committees and his expertise in the biblical languages and theology, and you get a sure guide to better understand the challenges translators face.
—Kyle Davis, Bible Translation Fellowship
Barrick takes us on an engaging tour of the social and linguistic challenges facing Bible translators, as they move between language systems to make the Bible accessible to common people in their heart language.
—George Athas, Moore Theological College
In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.