What Do You Think?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Rippon, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Rippon

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    I've been enjoying Philip Comfort's book :Essential Guide To Bible Versions.The following is not something new to those who follow this subject -- but could provoke (in a good sense of the word) a lively discussion.

    The Nestle-Atland edition is a far better representation of the original text than is the TR or the Majority Text.This does not mean,however,that those who read the TR and/or KJV are receiving a "different gospel" or a different theology than what is found in the Nestle-Atland text. What it does mean is that they are reading a text that -- for the most part -- was not read in the first three centuries of the church. They are reading a text that is heavily edited with interpolations and harmonizations,and they are reading a text that is somewhat misrepresentative in Christology.(Pages 155,156)
     
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    I probably prefer the NASB as my first choice, but I also like often use the KJV, and NKJV. IMO that description sounds a little snobby. I remember hearing once that if you wrote down the things that could actually be called different between the major translations it would only amount to about one half of a page, and none of those differences would effect theology. So I think these types of puffed up comparisons from either side of the view is not really beneficial.
     
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    Well Ray Comfort Ph.D. is an established, conservative Bible scholar.He's not talking off the top of his head -- he knows whereof he speaks.I don't think it's beneficial to regard his study as "puffed up comparisons".Stick around and glean some information from folks who have a lot more knowledge about the subject.Feel free to disagree but at least give a listen to what they are saying.
     
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    Don't get yourself worked up, I never said nor implied he didn't know what he was talking about, nor questioned it. But I think that wording you posted sounded snobby and I said so. Your OP title asked what we thought, and I answered that question. That was my impression of what I read. You shouldn't ask if you are going to be easily upset by answers.
     
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    I am not "easily upset by answers".I just thought your answer was intemperate.
     
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    Hardly, it was pretty mild. It seems you didn't really want to people to give an honest answer to your question. I guess I will bow out of this thread.
     

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