David Bell

by Dec 4, 2008Books

David Bell was my English 102 tutorial teacher at BJU my freshman year. (Interestingly, his mother taught me calligraphy the next year, and his father taught me in some excellent Hebrew and OT classes in seminary.)

Dr. David Bell is now a tentmaker in Spain teaching at the University of Alicante, the school from which he received a doctorate in 2005.

And this week he is at Bob Jones University delivering a series of lectures on translation theory—with special application to Bible translation.

He has made his dissertation and some other materials available on the Internet, but I asked him if I could collect them here because some are inaccessible on campus.

Here they are:

1. Here is his dissertation.

2. Here is a lengthy comparison chart weighting Bible translations according to various criteria.

3. Here is a paper he delivered entitled, “Theoretical Maturation and Bible Translation.”

Subscribe to this blog in a feed reader

Read More 

Review: Comanche Empire

The Comanche Empire by Pekka Hämäläinen This excellent book does what modern history is supposed to do nowadays: it gives a voice to the voiceless and the marginalized; it gives agency to the victims. And yet you can’t always predict what will happen when you go...

Review: Means of Ascent

Means of Ascent by Robert A. CaroMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is positively monumental. How does Caro do it? Well, I know how he does it. I read his book on the topic. He does it with a lot of hard and humble work (and some excellent help from his wife). I was...

Review: Think Again by Stanley Fish

Think Again: Contrarian Reflections on Life, Culture, Politics, Religion, Law, and Education by Stanley FishMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I have read multiple Stanley Fish books; I read quite a number of these columns when they were originally published in the New York...

Review: Why I Preach from the Received Text

Review: Why I Preach from the Received Text

Why I Preach from the Received Text is an anthology of personal testimonies more than it is a collection of careful arguments. It is not intended to be academic, and I see nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it does make countless properly academic claims, and...

Leave a comment.



  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Star Speaks Out on Bible Translation « βλογάπη - [...] Gutt (an apparent misspelling of “Augustus Gloop“), an author recommended to me by David Bell, has changed my wavering…