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.
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A student of the arts, the Bible, and the Christian tradition, I hold a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Theology & Arts. I am current pursuing ordination in the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope. View all posts by Jacob A. Davis