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Explore the fascinating and complex world of Bible translation with "The Challenge of Translating Truth: Bible Translation - No Easy Matter." This comprehensive guide delves into the intricate process of rendering the sacred Scriptures from their original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts into modern languages. With a focus on literal translation philosophy, this book emphasizes the importance of conveying exactly what God said through His human authors, rather than what translators think God meant.


Written by a conservative evangelical Bible scholar, this publication addresses the numerous challenges and ethical responsibilities faced by translators. It covers a wide range of topics, including the handling of idioms and cultural expressions, the balancing of literal accuracy with readability, the translation of theological terms, and the management of textual variants. Through detailed case studies and historical accounts, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the dedication and meticulous care required to produce faithful and reliable Bible translations.


Inside, you will find:

  • An exploration of early Bible translation efforts and the perils faced by pioneers like John Wycliffe and William Tyndale.
  • A thorough examination of translation philosophies, including the pitfalls of dynamic equivalence and the merits of formal equivalence.
  • Insight into the ethical and practical challenges of translating idioms, special terms, and obscure references.
  • A discussion on the reliability of modern Bible translations and the integrity of the original manuscripts.
  • Analysis of controversial passages and principles for maintaining fidelity to the original text.


"The Challenge of Translating Truth" is an essential resource for anyone interested in understanding the profound complexities of Bible translation. Whether you are a scholar, a student, or a layperson, this book will equip you with the knowledge and appreciation of the rigorous efforts involved in bringing the Word of God to life in today's languages.


Join us on this journey to discover how the sacred Scriptures have been preserved and faithfully translated through the ages, ensuring that the transformative power of God's Word remains accessible to all.



  • Publisher: ‎ Christian Publishing House (2019, 2024)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 185 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 194958691X
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1949586916
  • Item Weight: ‎ 13 ounces
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches



EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored over 220+ books. In addition, Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version (UASV).

THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSLATING TRUTH: Bible Translation - No Easy Matter

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