The Wartburg Project


About the EHV

Questions about Bible translation topics and the EHV.

May 8th, 2015
6. Are you going to make a red letter edition of the gospels, which honors Jesus’ words by putting them in red?

Christians have often made special decorated editions of the Bible, so we would have no objection to a red letter edition. However, right now our job is completing a translation that people will want to use in multiple formats.

July 28th, 2015
11. Is the EHV a literal translation of the Bible?

The answer to your question is “no” “yes” or “sometimes” depending on what you mean by the word “literal.” There is a lot of confusion about the meaning of the word “literal” as it applies to Bible translations.

November 21st, 2015
13. Will the EHV be a study Bible?

The initial publication was the “plain vanilla” Bible. For the most part the footnotes are limited to explanations of translation decisions and textual variants. But it was always our goal to produce a study bible based on our translation.

September 23rd, 2016
21. Does the EHV want to be the “official WELS Bible”?

May 8th, 2015
8. Is the EHV Bible sectarian?

Our translators are confessional Lutherans, but they all understand and observe the difference between presenting a Lutheran understanding of Scripture in a confessional statement and importing that interpretation into the words of a translation.

November 27th, 2016
27. Why should I try the EHV?

October 18th, 2016
25. Has anyone proposed the idea of having Lutherans work toward producing a Bible translation before the Wartburg Project?

December 21st, 2016
29. What were the greatest difficulties encountered in producing the EHV?

December 21st, 2016
30. What features of the EHV set it apart from other translations?

August 31st, 2020
62. English Spelling: "Worshipped" or "Worshiped"

September 29th, 2016
24. How is the EHV reviewed in order to receive suggestions for improvement?

May 11th, 2018
43. What is the relationship of the EHV Text and the EHV Study Bible?

October 31st, 2018
49. Evangelical? Is This a Pro-Trump Bible?

October 29th, 2020
63. Why doesn't EHV use more authentically Hebrew names?

July 29th, 2022
80. Why Copyright the EHV?

October 31st, 2018
48. Why Does the EHV Have So Many Psalm Headings?

February 12th, 2016
15. Why is your translation called the Evangelical Heritage Version?

Our translation is called Evangelical because its highest goal is to proclaim the good news of the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. It is called Heritage because this word looks to the past, the present, and the future.