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C. JOHN COLLINS (PhD, University of Liverpool) is professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis. With degrees from MIT and Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary, he pursues such research interests as Hebrew and Greek grammar, science and faith, and biblical theology. He is the author of The God of Miracles.
Wayne Grudem (PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Seminary) is research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Grudem earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, as well as an MDiv from Westminster Seminary. He is the former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a cofounder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of the ESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books, including Systematic Theology, Evangelical Feminism, Politics—According to the Bible, and Business for the Glory of God.
Vern S. Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary, where he has taught for over three decades. He has six earned degrees, including a PhD from Harvard University and a ThD from the University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of numerous books on a variety of topics, including biblical interpretation, language, and science.
Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for over 43 years. He has authored or edited over three dozen books, including The Word of God in English and The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version Bible.
BRUCE WINTER is Warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge, England. He was a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version Bible.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
The intro by Packer and the first three essays are particularly good. The book is definitely worth buying and reading. I'd give it 4 stars. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Miss Julia
This book, following months of translation comparison and prayer, convinced me of the need for "word for word" translation of the Bible. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Private Joker
This book was well written. The writer brought complicated thoughts down to a level that the masses could understand the issues. Excellent Book!Published 22 months ago by James
This is worth every word on understanding why literal translations, or even "Essentially Literal" translations are worth our time. Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by J. Nichols
C. John Collins, Wayne Grudem, Leland Ryken, Vern S. Poythress, Leland Ryken, Bruce Winter, Translating Truth, The Case for Essentially Literal Bible Translation, Crossway Books,... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Timothy Mills
This is the clearest, most user-friendly explanation of the differences between Bible translations that I have found. I heartily recommend it. Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by Olivia E. Gontarz
"But Jesus gave him no answer." John 19:9
Because one African tribe understands by their cultural norm Christ's silence before Pilate to mean an admission of guilt, one... Read more