The ‘Bible’ - exploring the maze of translations

The ‘Bible’ - exploring the maze of translations

By Emeritus Professor Jonathan Powers, Hon. Vice-President of the Multi-Faith Centre.

The translation of the Bible into vernacular languages was one of the distinctive features of the Protestant Reformation. Though not the first, even in German, Luther’s translations of 1522 and 1534 were hugely influential. Since his time there has been an enormous profusion of widely varying translations, prompted by different interests and perspectives, as well as by new discoveries. Even the question of ...

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