Not so Literal Luther

My friend Bryan has posted an article entitled “Luther on Translation” featuring a couple of quotes by Martin Luther on not always translating the Bible literally. To those here (particularly at SBTS) who have such a heavy respect of Luther, these passages should be a signal to lay off some of the criticism of the NLT, TNIV and other dynamic-equivalent translations. I appreciate the NASB and ESV as much as the next guy and use the ESV for most of my work/teaching, but there is value in rendering the Word in down-to-earth, colloquial English.