So, I conduct polls, quite a few of them as those who visit this blog can see. My latest poll is testing whether or not your own experience of using the ESV (English Standard Version) causes you to agree or disagree with advertising for the ESV that it has "literary excellence."
If you consider there to be literary excellence throughout the ESV, as you have read and studied it, mark the "yes" circle. If you react to the ESV that it lacks literary excellence, overall, mark the "no" circle. If you have found that the ESV has literary excellence in some passages, but not in others, mark the third circle.
I am fairly sure that the webmaster who does such a wonderful job designing and maintaining ESV webpages and blog will be monitoring these poll results. He may even pass them on to the ESV translation team.
Before you vote, try to think of what literary excellence means to you. What defines literary excellence to you, as you read literature?
And then, please vote. This is an opportunity for you to give the ESV team feedback which can help them as they continue working to make the ESV a translation which is not only accurate but also a pleasant reading experience.
Categories: ESV, field testing, literary quality, literary style