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Bible Version Detail — Today's English Version(TEV)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:TEV
Name:Today's English Version
Functional Translation (1-10):9
Formal Translation (1-10):6
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):9
Public Reading (1-10):6
Serious Study (1-10):2
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):9
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Moderate and broad
When this first appeared, it represented a wonderful move forward in Bible translation. It was designed for people for whom English is a second language. The early editions were wonderfully illustrated. It remains quite a readable translation, though I recommend the CEV in most of the uses for which I used to recommend the TEV.

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