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Ask the Translators #1 Answers Contest

For the next seventeen weekdays (starting tomorrow, June 15, 2005), we’ll be featuring answers to the questions asked by blogger Adrian Warnock of the ESV translators. Most answers feature a video of a member of the Translation Oversight Committee answering the question, as well as a transcript of the answer. The answers will also appear on Adrian’s site along with his commentary.

We have seventeen answers for ten questions because some questions have multiple parts, and in other cases different TOC members address the questions a little differently.

We won’t be taking comments on our posts, but we do want to encourage discussion of the answers. Therefore, if you leave a comment or trackback on one (or more) of Adrian’s posts that discusses the answers, you’ll be eligible to win any ESV Bible published by Crossway that has a list price of US$99.99 or less.

On July 11, 2005, we’ll randomly pick three comments from all Adrian’s posts about the questions. If the comments we pick have a way to contact the author (an email address or a link to a website that contains a contact mechanism), then we’ll email the author and let him or her choose to receive for free any ESV Bible that Crossway sells for less than $100. If we can’t figure out how to contact the author of the winning comment, we’ll choose another one.

This offer is void where prohibited. We’ll choose comments randomly, not based on content. Limit one winner per household. (If we pull your name more than once, you’ll only get one Bible. We’ll keep picking comments until we have three different winners.) If the author of a winning comment doesn’t respond within a week, we’ll pick another winner.

The more you comment, the higher your chance of winning. We hope that you’ll find the translators’ answers thought- and discussion-provoking.

Update: We should credit Adrian Warnock for hatching the idea for this contest.

June 14, 2005 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 2:56 pm | (4) Comments »


  1. How do they do it?

    The folks that run the ESV blog are geniuses!

    Trackback by Godverbs — June 14, 2005 @ 7:45 pm

  2. To what extent was the translation of the ESV Bible one consciously assisted by prayer and the Holy Spirit? How conscious of his work in illuminating and guiding our understanding of God’s Word were you in working together on this

    Trackback by JI Packer Discusses Worship (Ask the Translators #1 Answer 17) — January 18, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

  3. A Bible translation often obtains favor only in a narrow circle within the church and/or in certain denominational groups. It seems from the internet that a broader spectrum of Christians are being drawn to the ESV from different

    Trackback by Vern Poythress Discusses the Internet (Ask the Translators #1 ... — January 18, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

  4. It is of note that the group of scholars who wrote the ESV include some great giants of evangelicalism. I wonder how important to the accurate translation of the Bible is an evangelical faith. How much does the doctrine one believes in

    Trackback by Paul House Discusses Doctrine Affecting Translation (Ask the ... — January 18, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

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