CSB Suggestions

View and download the Translation Liaison Committee’s recommendations for the Christian Standard Bible (CSB).

NIV Suggestions

These documents detail translation suggestions for the NIV Bible.

Other translations

The WELS Translation Evaluation Committee (TEC) provided a look a number of different English-language Bible translations.

More TLC documents

The following documents feature the initial recommendations from the Translation Liaison Committee to the publishers of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. These recommendations were initially presented in 2014.

Translation Theory

The following documents discuss:

Doctrinal, exegetical, translational
This document discusses the distinction among doctrinal, exegetical, and translational issues when evaluating any translation revision of the Bible.

On translation theory and choosing a Bible
This paper provides an in-depth look at translational theories dating back to Martin Luther, it also explores the arguments for word-for-word translations, and the case for translations that better reflect the target reader’s language.

Translations and the Text of the Greek New Testament
This paper discusses a proper understanding of textual criticism and how it relates to translation. In addition, the paper discusses the longer ending of Mark and the text of the New King James Version.

Principles of Bible Translation – Applied to Prophecy
This paper addressing issues concerning the translation of prophecy was requested as a follow-up to a paper on principles for making and evaluating Bible translations, which was presented to a conference of the Michigan District in Monroe, Michigan in January, 2012.