Bible Translation

Monday, October 1, 2018

“It is sometimes said that there is no task more complex than Translation — a claim that can be readily believed when all the variables involved are taken into account” —David Crystal

Monday, October 1, 2018

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Dave Brunn has a burden and a message worth sharing. "Oversimplification of complex issues is often at the root of misunderstanding and disunity," he says in his book One Bible, Many Versions...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Book Review by A. S., 2016: One Bible, Many Versions, by Dave Brunn of Ethnos360 — Growing up around Elizabethan English, hearing the KJV read, and later reading it for myself puts a unique perspective on this ancient literary style...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

In his recent paper presented at the 2017 Bible Translation conference, Kyle Davis encourages using locally trained indigenous church leaders instead of primarily depending on expatriate specialists throughout the duration of the translation process.

So, within the target language of a...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Take a look at the relationship square below. This square is a simplified representation of ABT’s relationship to sending churches and the Bible translation and church planting process.

The relationship square illustrates three main points:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

"The spread of the gospel in the early church saw the dissemination of Scripture along with the provision of missionaries and pastors. One wonders if at least some of the tensions over Bible translation springs from the commitment on the part of some to provide adequate translations without...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

All-Nations Translation Philosophy, Part 3 of 5

Due to the passing of time, the original manuscripts of the Scriptures are no longer available. Nevertheless, through extant manuscripts we have access to the complete message from God. The...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Parts 2 and 3 of the Translation Philosophy focus on the Scripture itself.

All-Nations Translation Philosophy, Part 2 of 5

The Scriptures of the Old Testament came not by will of men, but holy men of...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

“Translation is not an art that everyone can practice. It requires a right, pious, faithful, diligent, God fearing, experienced, practical heart” —Martin Luther

Friday, June 1, 2018

Do you know the story of the English Bible? Listen to this audio production to learn more -

"The Bible has been the most...


  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10