There are so many Bible translations available today: KJV, NKJV, RSV, ESV, NIV, NLT and the list goes on. Have you ever walked though a Bible section of a local bookstore and wondered, "What's the difference between all of these translations? Is one translation better than another?" If you've ever pondered these questions, I'd like to encourage you to take a moment to read a brief interview with LeLand Rykan, the author of the new book Understanding English Bible Translations: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach. In the interview, Rykan explains the the difference between the two main translation philosophies, and he addresses other related questions. Later this week, I'll post a poll in order to see what translations you all prefer. So, check back again soon.
Part One of the interview is available here.
Part Two of the interview is available here.