Before I get to the primary question, I need to "screen" your answers with the following prerequisite questions: 1. Does the Bible as we have it today contain any or all of the following: a. copyist errors b. "guesses" of words and phrases due to imperfect knowledge of the original meaning of text c. less than ideal translation choices d. downright poor translation choices e. translation errors f. all of the above If you believe the Bible contains one or more of the above, then does that affect its theological authority? Why? Why not? -------------- One of the posters here has (IMO irrationally) concluded that anyone who says the Bible is inerrant must therefore say God and/or Moses are to blame for any of the apparent errors or contradictions we find in the Bible. But I have always heard "inerrancy" defined as the Bible being perfect in its original form, not its current form. Do ANY of you readers of this forum believe the Bible as we have it today is a perfect representation of its original form, letter-for-letter, word-for-word, without translation guesses or translation errors? Assuming even that the Hebrew/Greek is perfect (and I do not assume that, personally), does anyone actually believe it is rational to use an English translation to assert there are errors in the original text? Is that how anyone here defines Biblical inerrancy?