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This set of detailed commentaries provides valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original text. Over the years this series has been instrumental in shedding light on the Scriptures so that translators all over the world could complete the important task of putting God's Word into the many languages spoken in the world today.

Over the years church leaders and Bible readers have found the UBS Handbooks to be useful for their own study, since many of the issues Bible translators must address when trying to communicate the Bible's message to modern readers are the ones Bible students must address when approaching the Bible text as a part of their own private study and devotions.

Author Bio

Robert G. Bratcher (1920–2010) received his ThM and ThD from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of several volumes in the UBS Handbook Series, coauthor of A History of Bible Translation and the North American Contribution, and served as a translator of the Good News Bible for the American Bible Society.