Mark Strauss on the ESV & Literal Translation

Wayne Leman has been given permission from Mark Strauss to post his ETS paper on the ESV on the Better Bibles Blog.

Its definitely worth your time if you’re interested in Bible Translation.

Part 1: Why the English Standard Version (ESV) Should not become the Standard English Version: How to make a good translation much better

Part 2: ESV Oops Translations

Part 3: Idioms Missed in the ESV

Part 4: ESV Lexical Errors and Problems

are up and you can expect the rest in due time. As they come, I’ll post links.

HT Brian

3 thoughts on “Mark Strauss on the ESV & Literal Translation

  1. Sadly, Dr. Decker’s review of the ESV is four years old as of this ETS conference and there was a minor revision in 07 (that’s where the sheep stopped being in charge of Laban’s sons), but it was an extremely minor revision. You can see:

    HERE
    HERE
    HERE
    HERE
    HERE
    HERE

    Unlike the NLT, where Tyndale provided a complete list of the changes, the only reason this record exists is because of the work of Rick Mansfield.

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