Most Spanish-speaking Christians rely on one version of the Bible, the Reina Valera, which was first published in 1569, 42 years before the King James Version. In the absence of an exact, modern translation, many people are turning to paraphrases of God's Word. Recognizing the critical need for a highly accurate, contemporary translation of the Bible, The Lockman Foundation has produced La Biblia de las AmÃ©ricas (The Bible of the Americas).
This is a new translation of the Scriptures from the original languages. Completed in 1986 by a team of Latin American evangelical Bible scholars, La Biblia de las AmÃ©ricasis an original work translated from the Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek directly into modern Spanish. La Biblia de las AmÃ©ricas presents the Word of God in a clear and flowing style while strictly adhering to the Hebrew and Greek texts. Following the same principles of translation set for the NASB La Biblia de las AmÃ©ricas is understandable to the general public and also suitable for serious study.