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  1. alexander284

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    OK, Name 6 translations you would NOT recommend!

    Here are mine:

    New Revised Standard Version

    Today's New International Version

    New Living Translation

    Good News Translation

    Contemporary English Version

    God's Word Translation


    For those of you who like one or more of these translations, I am not saying these are BAD translations! I am simply stating my opinion. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
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    New World Translation of Jehovah Witnesses

    1609 Douay-Rheims

    Joseph Smith's INSPIRED REVISION OF THE AUTHORIZED VERSION

    RSV

    The Living Bible

    The Message
     
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    Oops! I forgot about that one! :eek:

    As a former Jehovah's Witness, I should have thought to include that so-called translation. :rolleyes:

    Perhaps the trauma they inflicted on me prevented me from doing so! [​IMG]
     
  4. TCassidy

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    NWT
    NIV (including TNIV)
    RSV (including NRSV)
    CEV
    TLB
    TEV
     
  5. alexander284

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    Many of us reject the TNIV, but not the NIV. Why is the NIV included on your list? :confused:
     
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    My bible of choice would be translated from the Byzantine textform using a primarily formal equivalence. The NIV is neither. [​IMG]
     
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    PEOPLE'S bIBLE

    TNIV

    NWT

    JOSEPH SMITH'S KJV

    LIVING BIBLE, 1ST EDITION(haven't read second edition)

    CEV
     
  8. David Michael Harris

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    One that you cannot understand.

    Any Bible in the hands of a non-Christian is far better than no Bible at all.

    David
     
  9. mioque

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    NWT
    Any Bible that is not translated from the original languages.
    A New Testament translation ought to come from the Koine Greek and an Old Testament translation ought to come from the Hebrew and Aramaïc.
     
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    Why only 6? I could probably name 16. There are several that are not worthy. So, excluding any cult perversions such as the NWT and any parphrase such as the Message or LB. I wouldn't recomend the folowing.

    NAB, CEV, NLT, TNIV, NRSV, NCV.
     
  11. Slambo

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    Anything from Egyptian texts...Pick six.
     
  12. David Michael Harris

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    Why not from the Vulgate, its older and better attested. And whats wrong with the LXX Septuagint, the first Christians would have used it. Not all were Jewish Christians who could read Hebrew.

    David
     
  13. Keith M

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    New World Translation (JW)

    Clear Word Translation (SDA)

    Joseph Smith Translation (Mormon)

    NIV/TNIV

    LB/NLT

    The Message

    There are definitely others, but these are probably the ones I would be most against. Also include the RSV/NRSV.TEV/GNT and CEV, but that would put the list over 6.
     
  14. av1611jim

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    Somewhere around here I have a lsit of over 200 English translations.
    How come I only get to pick six? :confused: ;)

    The other thread where we could pick six we like was easier! :D [​IMG]

    In HIS service;
    Jim

    P.S. (Please don't pounce on me guys.I love you too! [​IMG] )
     
  15. Keith M

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    200+, huh? Now that's a few to choose from. [​IMG]
     
  16. mioque

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    "Why not from the Vulgate, its older and better attested. And whats wrong with the LXX Septuagint"
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    Those are already translations, nothing wrong with using those, but when you translate from them you will run into the problem that languages can be very different from eachother.
    Translating Hebrew (which is very poetic) into English (ideally suited for uttering tough oneliners) is a struggle, because the languages don't quite fit.
    Translating Hebrew (heavy on the sexual euphemisms) into Latin (well... let's not go there) is a struggle in a different way, for the same reason. Translating latin (which is incredably colourfull) into the much blander English is yet another struggle.
    By the time you have made the text jump trough hoops twice tiny linguistic differences start accumilating.
     

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