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Bible Version Detail — English Standard Version(ESV)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:ESV
Name:English Standard Version
Functional Translation (1-10):1
Formal Translation (1-10):9
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):5
Public Reading (1-10):5
Serious Study (1-10):8
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):2
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:Conservative evangelical
This is the conservative answer to the NRSV. It is a bit more formal, but the clearest difference is that it does not use the type of gender neutral language used by the NRSV. It is also textually more conservative, less likely to accept conjectures or Dead Sea Scrolls data without further support.

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