The Origin of The Passion Translation
Brian Simmons claims a very unique and unusual origin for The Passion Translation: 1
In another video Brian Simmon’s describes it like this:
“Jesus Christ came into my room. He breathed on me and he commissioned me. … And he spoke to me and said, “I’m commissioning you to translate the Bible into the translation project that I’m giving you to do.” And he promised that he would help me, and he promised me that he would give me secrets of the Hebrew language. … He breathed on me so that I would do the project, and I felt downloads coming, instantly. I received downloads. It was like, I got a chip put inside of me. I got a connection inside of me to hear him better, to understand the scriptures better and hopefully to translate.” – Brian Simmons 2]
Most Wycliffe Bible translators would love this supernatural gift of translation to help them translate Bibles for people groups who currently have no Bibles in their heart-language. Yet, if these reports by Brian Simmons are true, God’s priority must be yet another new English translation, but this time with an emphasis on Aramaic manuscripts.
You can learn more about the Aramaic manuscripts here: http://readingthepassionbible.com/aramaic/