Based on chapter one of the popular textbook Grasping God’s Word by Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall, this course provides a simple and clear introduction to the history of the Bible’s composition and transmission, approaches to Bible translation, and the differences between the main English translations available. The course concludes with helpful principles for choosing which translation to use.
All course material—an instructional video, readings, practical exercises, and a quiz—is available online for study at your own convenience.
By completing this course, you’ll gain
knowledge of how we got the Bible, including its writing, transmission, and translation throughout history
understanding of the two basic approaches to Bible translation
a survey overview of the best and most popular English Bible translations available
helpful principles for determining which Bible translation to choose for personal use and study