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“Tongues” or “Unknown languages” in 1 Cor 12-14?

Mark D. Taylor Brent Kercheville has been writing a series of blogs about his interaction with the NLT text. One of those posts is called “Tongues vs. Languages (1 Corinthians 12-14).” Brent appreciates the NLT’s use of “languages” in place […]

Sentence Structure in the NLT

By Mark D. Taylor The issue of sentence structure in English Bibles is interesting. On the surface, one might assume that an English Bible could/should simply follow the structure of the sentences in Hebrew and Greek. But the very concept […]

“Propitiation” in the NLT

Mark D. Taylor As a dynamic-equivalence translation, the NLT translates the Hebrew and Greek text in natural, understandable English. This means that we try to avoid technical terms that the average reader would not understand. Two such technical terms not […]

NLT’s use of “Hebrew” and “Greek” footnotes

Mark D. Taylor I thought it might be helpful if I commented on the NLT’s frequent use of “Hebrew” and “Greek” footnotes. Both of my examples are from the second edition text (2004 or 2007). Example 1: In Gen 6:2, […]

The Temple tax

Coins of at least three different nations were used in everyday life in Judea during the NT era. The NT text uses the names of Greek coins, Roman coins, and Jewish coins. The original readers of the NT were presumably […]

Words from the Chief Stylist

Greetings, blogophiles and bibliophiles. My name is Mark Taylor, and I will be contributing to the NLT blog from time to time. In addition to serving as President and CEO of Tyndale House Publishers and Tyndale House Foundation, I’ve had […]