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Bible Version Detail — The Message(MSG)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:MSG
Name:The Message
Functional Translation (1-10):9
Formal Translation (1-10):2
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):8
Public Reading (1-10):4
Serious Study (1-10):1
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):10
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):Yes
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):No
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):No
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Individual evangelical translator
Eugene Peterson's wonderfully interesting translation. (Note, I do not use paraphrase, as Peterson worked form the source languages.) This translation does, however, have much of the feel of a paraphrase, with translation of numerous cultural terms, extensive rewording, exchange of idioms, and so forth. I do not recommend it for study, but it does make good fast reading.

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