Why Do Bibles Still Need to Be Proofread?

Why Do Bibles Still Need to Be Proofread?   Remember the Telephone game? You would whisper something to a friend, who would whisper it to another, who would whisper it to another, and so on. By the time it reached the end of the line, “I’ll have French fries and a strawberry shake” had morphed…

Nine Common Errors We Find in Specialty Bible Projects

Nine Common Errors We Find in Specialty Bible Projects The next time you visit a bookstore, take a moment to marvel at the multitude of available study and devotional Bibles. You might want to tip your cap to “Bloody Mary,” the Catholic queen of England in the 1550s. She’s indirectly responsible for all those helpful…

The Eternal Impact of Bible Proofreading

The Eternal Impact of Bible Proofreading “Thank you for proofreading my Bible.” Imagine our surprise to get an unexpected, unsolicited word of gratitude from a man named Arlyn. He found out that, among our varied services, Peachtree proofreads Bibles for many of the world’s top Bible publishers. Arlyn then proceeded to do something very few…

Five Common Mistakes We Find When Proofreading a Bible

Five Common Mistakes We Find When Proofreading a Bible Remember that parable Jesus told about vinegar? It’s a trick question. He never told such a parable. However, if your only Bible was the Authorized Version published in 1717 by John Baskett, you might not be so sure. Baskett’s Bible accidentally titled Luke 20 “The Parable…

Is There a Typo in Your Bible?

Is There a Typo in Your Bible? “There’s a Bible verse missing.” There are few sentences that strike more fear in a Bible publisher’s heart than that one. First, there’s the theological reason: Doesn’t God’s Word deserve to be printed perfectly? Second, there’s the personal reason: How did this mistake get past me? And third,…