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Comparative Version

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by LeBuick, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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  2. franklinmonroe

    franklinmonroe Active Member

    Aug 2, 2006
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    The Comparitive Study Bible does not seem to be anything more than a parallel Bible. I own several parallel Bibles, mostly New Testaments. It does make comparison of the various texts quite convenient.

    First, if at least one of the translations is known to be mostly literal, then the others can be easily observed as to how closely they render the scripture. Second, if the versions have different underlying texts (TR, MT, and CT in the New Testament for example) then those difference may be readily noticed with a quick comparison. Generally, these differences don't exist in the OT. Finally, if a particular version's rendering is not easily understood, a glance at the neighboring versions often will assist in the interpretation of the first.