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ESV Bible English Standard Version critique Mark Strauss


Mark L. Strauss is Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has authored many books and is the co-author, with Gordon D. Fee, of How to Choose a Translation for all its Worth.

A few years back, in November 2008, Mark published a paper critiquing the English Standard Version. The paper is entitled: Why the English Standard Version (ESV) should not become the Standard English Version. This paper is a must-read for people who think the ESV is a superior translation, and so I have included a link on my site.

Please note, the purpose of his critique of the ESV is not to argue about supposed gender roles or about women in ministry. Mark Strauss holds to some complementarian views.

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Dr L.J. Hunt has compiled more articles about issues with the ESV here.
Dr Samuel Perry’s paper, The Bible as a Product of Cultural Power: The Case of Gender Ideology in the English Standard Version, is on Academia.edu here.

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