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Bible Version Detail — New American Standard Bible(NASB)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:NASB
Name:New American Standard Bible
Functional Translation (1-10):1
Formal Translation (1-10):9
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):4
Public Reading (1-10):4
Serious Study (1-10):8
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):1
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):Yes
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
The early standard of the extremely formal translations. The formality is sometimes wooden, but the version very accurately reflects the form of the source languages. This can be a valuable study Bible especially for those who like to do word studies. A good additional tool is Zondervan's NASB Exhaustive Concordance which includes Greek and Hebrew references.

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Italics in The Voice ? The Story of Bathseba (Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:46:57 +0000)

Last week I mentioned that while I found the italics in The Voice more logical than I usually do in the formal equivalent translations that use the device (e.g. KJV, NKJV, NASB), I still found them annoying in the text. One goal of a dynamic equivalence translation is generally readability, and for me the italics tend to detract from that. Then there’s logic. Here are some examples from this coming Sunday’s lectionary passage from the Old Testament, 2 Samuel 11:1-15....

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