The Bible in English

The Sacred Word has been re-presented in English in a dizzying array of translations, versions, and editions. One of the joys and privileges of my life is encountering the Word in the Biblical text: reading it; contemplating it; studying it; proclaiming it. Since English is the only language I have any kind of proficiency in, I am indebted to the students of the Word who produce this dizzying array, and am likewise in solidarity with my fellow students who depend on the fruits of the efforts of those others for our own understanding.

Though others have certainly done a better job than I can or will in examining and explaining these phenomena, I’ve found it useful to create digests of information related to the development of the English Bible, and I hope to use this space to share that work, as it completed and made suitable for publishing.

The questions and issues I plan to address include: