One hundred years ago the choice of which Bible version to purchase, read, and study was quite simple. Now the landscape has dramatically changed. There are so many different Bible versions available that many people are bewildered. There are also a variety of “study Bibles,” Bibles specifically formatted for men, women and children, and even for military personnel, with commentaries designed for particular groups. But most study Bibles project a theological bias.
Since most people are not familiar with the Biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek, it is important to trust the scholarship and motives of the Bible translators. This book not only describes the fascinating history of how we got our English Bible, it also uncovers some of the hidden agendas behind many of the modern versions. Bible Versions: Does It Matter Which One? deals with a controversial subject in a frank and honest manner, by analyzing and comparing important Bible passages in different Bible versions. Thought-provoking and full of surprises, this book may cause a change in thinking regarding which Bible version is the best one to use.
“I can remember Dr. Benjamin G. Wilkinson bringing into Bible classes large folios of various manuscripts of Scripture demonstrating the importance of careful scholarship and honesty in establishing the understanding and veracity of our Authorized Bible. In his book Bible Versions: Does It Matter Which One? Dr. Ron Fleck has faithfully followed the Wilkinson tradition of meticulous scholarship and impeccable honesty in demonstrating the Biblical anchors of our faith.” — Vernon W. Shafer, PhD, Retired Clinical Psychologist, Walla Walla, Washington