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Alter: Translations Lack Literary Grace

Robert Alter answering the question, “With so many new [Bible] translations available, is the King James Version still important and relevant today?” Translations that cast the Bible in up-to-the-minute American English are definitely cutting into the constituency of the King James Version because they are easier to read and seem more “accessible.” My own sense […]

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The Legacy of the Bible in Translation

The latest edition of The World in Words podcast features the legacy of the Bible in translation. Here’s a direct link to the MP3 of the episode (and here’s the podcast’s RSS feed if you’d like to subscribe). The first half highlights the lasting impact of the King James Version while the second introduces erstwhile Christian […]

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