Bias in Bible Translations

by Sean Finnegan

Last time we evaluated two popular single-translator Bibles: the Message and the Passion Translation.  This time, we're switching gears to consider committee-based versions.  I want to shine a spotlight on the whole subject of bias in translation in an effort to point out what often goes unnoticed.  We'll consider both the committee effect that tends to eliminate non-traditional renderings as well as how the concept of sola scriptura exerts immense pressure on evangelicals to nudge their translations in the direction of their doctrinal commitments.

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