Which Bible in English is the Best Translation?

December 22, 2022

I have the following Bibles in my library and have used each one in my research for my new book:

  • Buzzard, Anthony F. The One God, The Father, One Man Messiah Translation. Restoration
    Fellowship, 2020.
  • Concordant Literal New Testament with Keyword Concordance. Almont, Michigan: Concordant Publishing Concern, 1983.
  • Concordant Version of the Old Testament. Almont, Michigan: Concordant Publishing Concern, 2014.
  • Douay-Rheims The Holy Bible. Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire: Loreto Publications, 2018.
  • Finck, Jr., William Raymond. Christogenea New Testament. Self-Published, 2009.
  • Ivan Panin’s Greek & English Parallel New Testament. Sidney, Maine: New England Bible Sales, 2019.
  • Lumpkin, Joseph B. The Universal Bible of the Protestant, Orthodox, Ethiopic, Syriac, and Samaritan Church. Blountsville, AL: Fifth Estate Publishers, 2015.
  • Novum Testamentum/New Testament. Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire: Loreto Publications, 2017.
  • Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1994.
  • The Aramaic English New Testament: Peshitta English Aramaic Critical Edition-A Compilation, Annotation and Translation of the Eastern Original Aramaic New Testament Peshitta Text. Netzari Press, 2012.
  • The Complete Jewish Study Bible. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, L.L.C. 2016.
  • The Cepher. Eureka, MT: Cepher Publishing Group, L.L.C. 2020.
  • The Chronological Study Bible – New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2008.
  • The Classic Orthodox Bible. Wheaton, Illinois: CJS Hayward Publications, 2021.
  • The Companion Bible: The Authorized Version of 1611 with the Structures and Critical, Explanatory, and Suggestive Notes and with 198 Appendixes. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1922.
  • The Douay-Rheims 1899 Bible. PDF, 1899.
  • The Eastern Greek Orthodox New Testament. Eastern Orthodox Bible.org, 2013.
  • The English Hexapla Exhibiting the Six Important English Translations of the New Testament Scriptures, Wiclif (1380), Tyndale (1534), Cranmer (1539) Genevan (1557), Anglo-Rhemish (1582), Authorised (1611) and the Original Greek Text After Scholz: 1841. Litchfield Park, AZ: The Bible Museum, 2008.
  • The Hendrickson Parallel Bible: King James Version, New King James Version, New International Version, New Living Translation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005.
  • The Holy Bible: 1611 King James Version 400th Anniversary Edition. Goodyear, AZ: The Bible Museum, 2011.
  • The Holy Bible: Berean Study Bible New Testament. Pittsburgh, PA: Bible Hub, 2016.
  • The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • The Holy Bible: Literal Standard Version. Covenant Press of the Covenant Christian Coalition,2020.
  • The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments with The Apocryphal/Deutero-Canonical Books. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • The Holy Bible: The International Standard Version 2.0. La Mirada, CA: Davidson Press, 2013.
  • The Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Text. George Lamsa’s Translation From The Aramaic Of The Peshitta. New York, NY: Harper One, 1968.
  • The Holy Bible In Its Original Order: A New English Translation. Hollister, CA: York Publishing Co. 2007.
  • The Holy Bible In Modern English Containing the Complete Sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, Translated into English Direct from the Original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek Languages, by Ferrar Fenton. London, England: S.W. Partridge & Com., LTD. 1913.
  • The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew-Greek-English. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2012.
  • The Jerusalem Bible. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.1966.
  • The Life Recovery Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.1998.
  • The MacArthur Study Bible – New American Standard Bible Updated Edition. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2006.
  • The New American Standard Bible – Reference Edition. Anaheim, CA: Foundation Publications, Inc, 1996.
  • The New Testament: A New Translation by James Moffatt. PDF. New York, NY: Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.
  • The New Testament From The Greek Text as Established by Bible Numerics. PDF. Unleavened Bread Publishing, 2011.
  • The Open Bible – Authorized King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 1985.
  • The Outline New Testament with Thompson Chain-References King James Version. Chattanooga, TN: Alpha-Omega Ministries, Inc, 2002.
  • The Pure Word: The Complete New Testament From Matthew Through Revelation. Henderson, NV: One Path Publishing, LLC, 2018.
  • The Rock of Ages Study Bible – King James Version Study Edition. Cleveland, TN: Rock of Ages Prison Ministry, 2014.
  • The Septuagint: 1851 Translation by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton. Crane, MO: Defenders Publishing, 2012.
  • The Septuagint with Apocrypha: Greek and English. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Marketing, L.L.C. 1986.
  • The Septuagint Bible: The Oldest Text of the Old Testament in the Translation Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress of the United States of America, 1774-1789.
  • The Spurgeon Study Bible: Christian Standard Version. Nashville, Tennessee: Holman Bible Publishers, 2017.
  • The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible – King James Version. Indianapolis, IN: B.B. Kirkbride Bible Co., Inc. 2001.
  • Tim LaHaye Prophecy Study Bible – New King James Version. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2001.
  • Vedder, Mark. Ivan Panin’s Greek & English Parallel New Testament. Sydney, Maine: New England Bible Sales, 2019.
  • Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English.
  • Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible. Edinburgh, Scotland.

However, I have started using the Bibles that I have highlighted in bold ONLY because of the following reason.

All the credit goes to S. Douglas Woodward for his scholarly work and research with regard to the Greek Septuagint Version of the Bible. In his Rebooting The Bible Part 1: The Astonishing Story Of A 1900-Year Old Rabbinical Conspiracy To Corrupt The Bible’s Ancient History And Thwart Belief In Jesus As The Messiah (2018), A Biography of The Christian Bible And How We Defend The Protestant Scriptures In The 21st Century (2019), and Rebooting The Bible Part 2: Revealing Why The Septuagints’ Authentic Chronology, From Adam To Abraham, Aligns Genesis’ Primeval History With The Archaeology Of Ancient Mesopotamia And Egypt (2020), Doug does a great job of making the case for using the Greek Septuagint Version of the Bible in our daily studies.

I quoted him in my book on pages 65-67 with regard to where we are in the prophetic timeline, which I am still trying to figure out, since there is a difference of approximately 1,550 years between the Greek Septuagint (3rd Century B.C.) and the Masoretic Text (2nd Century A.D.). Anyway, I highly recommend that you read Doug’s trilogy. You can find his books at Amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/S-Douglas-Woodward/e/B006QALW50/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1.