1 Preferred Bible Translation Assignment Copy

Instructions

Write a 1 to 2-page essay (APA style page format) explaining your preferred Bible translation (KJV, NKJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, ESV, etc.).

  • Why do you prefer the translation? What attracts you to it?
  • What philosophy of translation did the translators use to produce the translation? You may find a statement on the philosophy of translation in the front matter (preliminaries) of the Bible.
  • How do the critics evaluate the translation that you prefer?

If necessary, include APA style in-text citations and an APA style reference list. Submit your assignment by Sunday, 11:59 pm (CST).

Assignment Rubric

Use these evaluation criteria to develop your best work:

CriteriaExemplary
33.33 to >30 pts
Proficient
29.9 to >25 pts
Minimal
24.9 to >20 pts
Unacceptable
19 to >0 pts
Total Possible Points
Preferred Bible Translation: Did the student clearly and concisely discuss why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it?Clearly and concisely explains why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it.Explains why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it.Explains why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it, but it is somewhat vague and unconvincing.Does not explain why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it.33.33
Philosophy of TranslationDid the student clearly articulate the philosophy that the translators used pertaining to their particular translation?Clearly and concisely explains why they prefer a certain translation and what attracts them to it.Discusses the philosophy that the translators used pertaining to their particular translation.Discusses the philosophy that the translators used pertaining to their particular translation, but it lacks detail and is not entirely clear.Did not articulate the philosophy that the translators used pertaining to their particular translation.33.33
Critic Evaluation: Did the student engage with multiple critics to give a thorough evaluation of their preferred translation?Engages with multiple critics to give a thorough evaluation of their preferred translation.Engages with a few critics to give an evaluation of their preferred translation.Engages with one critic to give an evaluation of their preferred translation.Does not engage with any critics to give an evaluation of their preferred translation.33.34
100