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An American Translation

Date translation originally released - 1935

Translator - Old Testament was translated by J. M. Powis Smith and others, and the New Testament by Edgar Goodspeed.

Texts used in the translation - Masoretic Text for the Old Testament and the Greek texts of Westcott and Hort for the New Testament.

Type of translation - Dynamic Equivalence

Standard abbreviation - AAT

Revisions to the translation - None known

Sample Verses

John 3:16 - For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that no one who believes in him should be lost, but that they should all have eternal life.

John 10:9 -

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 -

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Overview of the translation

.......First published in 1935, the AAT was an attempt to translate the scriptures into common, everyday English. Primarily using the Masoretic Text for the Old Testament and the Greek texts of Westcott and Hort for the New Testament, the Old Testament was translated by J. M. Powis Smith and others, and the New Testament by Edgar Goodspeed. A paraphrase, this translation was criticized for it’s approach to the translation.

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Also known as the Goodspeed Translation
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