Earlier today I visited Dictionary.com to look up a few words. One of the featured articles of the day was advertised as “Is the Bible different in English?” (The actual blog post title is “How many languages has the Bible been translated into? Why does it matter?”)
As a linguist, amateur or otherwise, it is hard not to find the topic of translation interesting and important. Clearly the article’s comments show many people find the topic interesting and important as well, even if many don’t understand what is involved in making an accurate translation of the Bible or any other document. I am not a professional translator, but I do know the process can be extremely challenging.