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The Journal of Biblical Missiology is committed to building a strong, Bible-centered foundation for Bible translators worldwide. You’ll find articles on Bible translation methodology, reviews on the latest translation releases, and discussions on the everyday, practical elements of translation.

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Yesu or Issa? (Part 4 of 4)

Yesu or Issa? (Part 2 of 4)

By Ian Westmark Several more or less likely reasons for which the apostles employed a transliteration of the Messiah’s foreign name when preaching to Gentiles Read Part 1 of this article here. 1. Because God himself named the Messiah. Before Jesus’ conception the...

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

by Seth Vitrano-Wilson The Hebrew text of Isaiah 11:10, which speaks of the Messiah as the “root of Jesse,”On the Messianic nature and theological significance of the phrase “root of Jesse,” see Vitrano-Wilson, The Root and the Shoot: A Glorious Yet Often...

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Sometimes Bible translators run into problems where an audience seriously misunderstands an important issue in Scripture, and the translators look to see if they can solve this problem by modifying the translation. This makes perfect sense if, for example, the...

A Review of the Tchadien Arabic Bible Translation

A Review of the Tchadien Arabic Bible Translation

Concerns about the translation practices of our Evangelical Bible Translation agencies. The recent publication of the Tchadien Bible translation on bible.com provides a solid example about why we should be very concerned about current translation practices being...

“Adam the Son of God”: Why Literal Meaning is Essential

“Adam the Son of God”: Why Literal Meaning is Essential

Some of the greatest gems of truth lie in the Bible’s genealogies. The end of Luke 3:38 contains one such treasure, equally exquisite for both its richness and rarity: “Adam, the son of God.” Inherent within this description of our very first forefather is a witness...

Video: Translating the Word of God, by Mike Tisdell

In this video taken at the 2018 Biblical Missiology Pre-Conference Consultation, Mike Tisdell explains core concepts of Bible translation. Covering common methods and issues in translation practice, Tisdell explores how various approaches, including Insider Movement...

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