Good News Bible Translation

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  1. Brian K.

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    Can someone help me out here, what do people think of the gnb translation? I have always liked the revised standard version.

    I recently saw The Gospel of John movie -- which I hear is a word-for-word rendition of the good news bible version. Here's some info about the translation:

    http://www.gospelofjohnthefilm.com/behind/screenplay.aspx

    What's the 4-1-1 on the good news bible translation?
    (btw: the movie was very good)
     
  2. Keith M

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    Hi, Brian...

    To the best of my knowledge, the GNB (aka TEV) is mainly a paraphrase - and I personally try to stay away from paraphrases...

    God bless!
     
  3. Forever settled in heaven

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    it was a good translation in terms of consistency in its philosophy n practice of translation. the GNB was one of the 1st consistent meaning-based translations, i.e. it sought to communicated the meaning (n not necessary the forms) of the Gk n Heb into the English.

    it had the added advantage of field testing, making sure that its intended reader/audience was sampled for understanding of the developing translation--rather than merely depending on the hunches of a few scholars of how others might respond to each rendering.
     
  4. Brian K.

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    Thanks for the replies! As long as the paraphrase captures the right meaning, that sounds good to me. The movie -- Gospel of John -- flowed nicely and was great for the kids. So, I'm thankful for the graceful paraphrasing in the GNB translation.
     
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    Also saw Gospel of John of recently and agree -- Great Film!

    The gnb translation may turn out to be a great resource for other filmmakers looking to bring parts of the bible to life.
     
  6. Forever settled in heaven

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    sometimes it takes a generation to rehabilitate a bible n repent of triggerhappiness.

    in the latest case, it's the GNB.

    a couple years back, it was the RSV.

    n almost 400 yrs ago, it was the new-fangled KJB! [​IMG]
     
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