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New version of the Bible is no easy creation

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    I cannot imagine how hard it must be. One night at church we were given a set of Greek words and several verses, in Greek, to translate. It was extremely hard and no two people came out with the same words in English. Read the entire article.

     
  2. Trotter

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    Don't take that to the BVT forum or you'll find yourself being pelted with stones. ;)

    Having done a lot of word studies in the NT I can attest to the difficulty of translating Grrek, much less Hebrew. One word in Greek can sometimes only be translated as a phrase because of the idea of the word... and then it can used several different ways. >.<

    I do not envy those who take up the task of translating the bible. Not only does the job take skill and forethought but a lot of ongoing prayer.
     
  3. Carico

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    The easiest thing in the world is to make up one's own gospel. The hardest thing in the world is to believe the gospel we already have. That's why Jesus tells us that few will be saved. :eek:
     
  4. John of Japan

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    Here is a quote from my pamphlet on the history of the Japanese Bible:

    "Translating the Word of God from a pure heart of faith is a massive job, and not one for the quitter. Only those who have been gifted by God with ability in languages and called of God to this task should attempt it, and it should only be done for the glory of God and to uplift Jesus Christ."
     
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