Recommended Bibles

Why so many Bibles?

As an Old Testament professor, I am constantly asked what Bible I recommend. I always respond in one of two ways. (1) I recommend any bible you will actually read. (2) I recommend the below list of books for anyone striving for a deeper understanding of scripture. Please keep in mind that I recommend numerous translation depending upon the person I'm talking to. I truly believe each translation has its appropriate purpose and person.