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Wycliffe Responds to Criticism of Bible Translations for Muslim Readers

posted on May 10, 2012

Wycliffe Bible translators has responded to criticism of its Bible translation intended for Muslim readers by asking the World Evangelical Alliance to evaluate the translation for theological accuracy. According to Wycliffe president and CEO Bob Creson, the impetus for the investigation arises from the potentially misleading characterization of central Biblical events, including the Immaculate Conception, and even the concept of the Christian God. As Creson explains, “There is sometimes a misunderstanding [in Islamic culture] when you translate directly or use common terms [such as] ‘Son of God’ that God the Father actually had a sexual relationship with Mary to produce his Son, Jesus.”

Read at ASSIST New Service