Bible translation gets a boost from 21st-century technology

“The New Common English Bible happened only because of 21st century technology” September 12, 2011

By the time early church scholar St. Jerome died more than 1,500 years ago, he had laboriously translated the Bible into Latin, taking more than 20 years, working within the confined technology of the late fourth century. 

Electricity, the Internet, and instant global communication have allowed immense strides in communicating across languages, including new Bible translations like the Common English Bible, in which 120 academic scholars and editors, 77 reading group leaders, and more than 500 average readers from around the world joined together to clearly translate, in record time, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages from thousands of centuries ago into the English of today. 

November 14, 2011

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