Is there a rigorous translation of the Bible, sponsored or produced by secular organization? Not that this translation would be necessarily more impartial, but it would be nice to have this version to read in parallel with other versions. There are several Parallel works (listed below) but they too seem to be affiliated with Christian organization or scholars.
- The NIV was sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church and the National Association of Evangelicals.
- The KJV conforms to instructions by King James I to support the episcopal structure of the Church of England.
- The Amplified Bible (which sources 2+ translations side-by-side) is a product of the Zondervan Corporation, the founding member of the Evangelical Publishing Association of America.
- The Comprehensive New Testament - promising. I may read it, but also edited and compiled by Christians.