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Do We Need These Versions Too?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by John of Japan, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. John of Japan

    John of Japan Well-Known Member
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    Of course it was all a spoof. Yet sometimes something humorous has an element of truth behind it.

    All the very specialized versions these days are actually editions of recognized Bible translations. They aren't new versions. And yes,I think they are silly.
     
  3. John of Japan

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    Of course it reminds me of the "Cabbage Patch Bible." Which was apparently a serious effort! :eek:
     
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    Do you mean the Cotton Patch Bible by Clarence Jordon?
     
  5. John of Japan

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    Oops. That's the right one. But someone will probably do a Cabbage Patch Doll Bible someday too. No respect for the Word of God.
     
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    John,

    You can write the judoka version....

    Just sayin'.
     
  7. John of Japan

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    "The Lord is my sensei, I shall not want."
    "Thy ogoshi throw and thy jujigatame arm lock shall comfort me."

    Naw, it just doesn't flow right! :saint:
     
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    Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

    Taliking about speciality bibles, there's one for cats too, the LOLCat Bible


    1 Ceiling Cat iz mai sheprd (which is funni if u knowz teh joek about herdin catz LOL.)
    He givz me evrithin I need.
    2 He letz me sleeps in teh sunni spot
    an haz liek nice waterz r ovar thar.



    Rob
     
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  9. John of Japan

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    So, would this be considered a paraphrase? :laugh:
     
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    Mmmm, pizza! Oh, pardon my lack of focus; I was gonna' say that they're not just (April) foolin' about really silly editions either. Its ridiculous. I can't even understand the way people chase after the latest 'study' Bible.
     
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    "Because it's there," maybe. Seems to me there are Bible translation fads among Christians. Just have to have the latest, whatever it is! :type:
     
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    Kind of like this-

    http://amzn.to/fQkVBG

    :laugh:
     
  13. John of Japan

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    Whoa! That looks like a work of art. I'd be afraid to read it!;)
     
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    Originally Posted by John of Japan [​IMG]
    "Because it's there," maybe. Seems to me there are Bible translation fads among Christians. Just have to have the latest, whatever it is!
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    I think John has hit nail on head here. I like various versions. I don't mind the few errors that seem to appear in some because I view the overall text rather than isolated words or verses. I do the same with my KJV,my main bible, and compare the variations new editions offer to MY understanding, based on my basic theological overview.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  15. John of Japan

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    My problem is not that I can't understand the KJV Bible I have, so I have to buy a new translation. It's that I understand the one I have pretty well--and the old flesh gives me a hard time when I seek to obey it!
     
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