Why are there so many Bible translations to choose from? The earliest manuscripts of the Bible are written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Learning those languages was a common college experience in the last century, but now fewer and fewer scholars study these languages. Instead, they know how to use Bible software and study tools to navigate uncertainties in English translations.
Students always ask me which translation of the Bible I prefer. Well, when it comes to English translations, it depends on what I'm looking for or why I'm reading. This page will provide some brief descriptions of various translations and how you can use multiple translations to assist in understanding difficult passages in the Bible.