The Purpose of the AAT
An American Translation of the Bible (AAT) is an original translation.
This bible started as the work of Dr. William F. Beck, whose cause was to simplify the English Bible for people of all ages. There are almost 5,000 Greek manuscripts of the New Testament all over the earth, plus many thousands of the Latin, Syraic, and other translations. Dr. Beck felt that God wants us to have a passion for the truth; to use all the best evidences from the manuscripts, dictionaries, and grammars as light on the text; and to search with burning hearts for its exact meaning.
Why The AAT?
The AAT puts understanding God’s Word within reach of this multitude of English speakers. Linguistic and semantic advances have been incorporated into the translation, and it reflects changes in English style through contemporary punctuation, formatting, grammar, and vocabulary. At the same time, the An American Translation of the Bible retains meaningful theological terms while avoiding slang, regionalisms, or changes made simply for the sake of “political correctness” or other social agendas