THE NEW LIVING TRANSLATION (NLT)
New Living Translation - History
The goal of the New Living Translation (NLT) is a translation of the Bible into a clear, readable form of modern English. The New Living Translation was completed and published by Tyndale House in 1996.
New Living Translation - Translation Method
The project evolved into a new English translation from the best Hebrew and Greek texts. The New Living Translation is based on the most recent scholarship in the theory of translation. The challenge for the translators was to create a text that would make the same impact in the life of modern readers that the original text had for the original readers. In the New Living Translation, this is accomplished by translating entire thoughts (rather than just words) into natural, everyday English. The NLT follows a combination of formal equivalence (word-for-word) and dynamic equivalence (thought-for-thought) methods of translation.