The bible is getting more loving as time goes on.
Here is the number of times the word “love” appears in different English translations of the bible along with their publication dates:
1611 Authorised Version (KJV) 310 1963 New American Standard Bible 348 1978 New International Version 551 1989 New Revised Standard Version 538 2002 The Message 585
It seems we are getting more loving as time goes on!
The above appeared as a post on the blog Ecalpemos, and it seems like the sort of thing that readers of this blog – whether academics in biblical studies, or just people interested in that topic – would appreciate. It illustrates the way translations reflect linguistic, cultural, and theological changes.