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100s of hours of review say “this is a bad version”
Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2020
I've spent many hours reviewing this work and found that it is not only uncareful and overly expansive it is actually misleading on numerous occasions. Scholars who have examined the work agree. Tremper Longman said that The Passion Translation suppresses the true meaning of the Song of Songs. Craig Blomberg said The Passion Translation should "come with a surgeon general's warning of it's potential hazards". Darrell Bock said, "it is NOT a tranlsation" (emphasis his, not mine). Douglas Moo, in his review of the book of Romans in The Passion Translation wrote, "I find it has several problems that, together, mean it is an unreliable guide to the meaning of Scripture." Nijay Gupta reviewed Brian Simmons' translation of the book of Galatians and said "Is Brian Simmons Qualified to write an "official use" Bible translation? No-for a number of reasons".
This review isn't coming from a critical spirit or any attempt to undermine anyone. This is the result of multiple scholars all agreeing on one thing. This is not a good version of the Bible. In the words of Gandalf, "Fly, you fools!"