On this episode of Group Answers, Brian and Chris talk to Trevin Wax about the different translations of the Bible. Why are there so many? Is there one that is more accurate than the others?
Trevin Wax is senior vice president of Theology and Communications at LifeWay Christian Resources and a visiting professor at Wheaton College. He is the general editor of The Gospel Project, and the author of multiple books, including This Is Our Time, Eschatological Discipleship, and Gospel Centered Teaching.
- Why are there so many translations of the Bible?
- What goes into creating a translation?
- What are the major differences between word-for-word, thought-for-thought, and paraphrase translations?
- What is Optimal Equivalence, and how did it play into the creation of the CSB?
- Why should a group leader (or teacher) care about what translation they are using during the group time? How can they use different translations to help prepare?
- How do you choose the best translation for your personal Bible study?
The Group Answers Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in LifeWay’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at LifeWay and author of Leading Small Groups.