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Reasons to Leave My NASB95

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by TCGreek, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. TCGreek

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    1. I've been looking for reasons to part ways with my beloved NASU as my primary Bible, but I haven't found any. Does anyone know of any good reason?

    2. Some say it is too wooden. I found this to be an overstatement. While the NASU doesn't read as smooth as the NIV, it still reads well.

    3. Others say it needs to reflect more contemporary language, esp. in the gender area. Again, this is an overstatement, but I believe the translators, while employing some gender sensitive renditions, they could have done more on with the 1995 update.

    Since "bondservant" is somewhat archaic, they could have used "slaves" instead.
     
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  2. Rippon

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    Are you having separation anxiety TCG ? You needn't feel any guilt in making the HCSB your primary Bible . You will not be rejecting the NASU , you can still keep it close at hand . It just has to move over some so that the HCSB and NLTse can be front and center now . The NASU is a reliable version , but it's not the be-all and end-all .

    So go ahead and reposition your versions -- I give you my permission . It's okay . Now that wasn't so bad , was it ?
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    If you got to go looking for reasons, is it worth it?
     
  4. TCGreek

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    Not that I'm looking for reasons, but I don't think I can ignore the latest biblical scholarship.
     
  5. TCGreek

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    Rippon,

    I really like the HCSB, but as you know, I have my hangups. But I can't see myself parting ways with the NASU right now.

    I'm interested in the HCSB updated version, coming out next year.
     
  6. Deacon

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    Perhaps in response to my recent purchase and study of the New Living Translation, I’ve temporarily switched my preferred bible (on my computer) back to the NASB.

    Anyway, I'll still play your game. :laugh:

    1. Familiarity breeds contentment; changing versions every once in a while allows one to hear things with a different ear.

    2. NASB adheres quite vigorously to the critical text; recent eclectic scholars have moderated it’s use.

    3. The NASU’s “wooden” language is related to literalness, this can be a good thing or a bad thing. On the negative side, this means it sometimes includes words that sometimes are best left alone (e.g. double negatives).

    Rob
     
  7. mcdirector

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    WHY? You seem to really want to part with a really good Bible! Why?

    It's madness! Madness!

    Just come to grips with the fact that you have a great Bible in your hands and use it! Put all this energy into something else!

    :D
     
  8. TaterTot

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    Dont leave it! If ya need to be talked into it, then maybe ya really dont.
     
  9. hawg_427

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    I still use my NASB updated version as my primary but I use my Cambridge KJV a close second. I don't like the NIV much even though my Church uses it as the primary text. I guess that's why there are many versions, many different tastes.
     
  10. The Scribe

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    I agree with you. Put it down and buy a KJV. :thumbs:

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  11. Rippon

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  12. The Scribe

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    Shame on you! :saint:
     
  13. Linda64

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    :thumbs: Right on!
     
  14. The Scribe

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    :wavey: :godisgood:
     
  15. Askjo

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    And read it daily. :thumbs:
     
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  17. The Scribe

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    No, I didn't. Shame on you too!
     
  18. Linda64

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    I wondered when you would catch that misquote!!:laugh: Somebody was not using the "quote" function properly! That was a quote from Rippon.
     
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    It appears you have put it down enough. Maybe you should pick it up. Oh,... and read it.
     
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  20. Ed Edwards

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    2 Timothy 3:16-17 (Geneva Bible, 1599 Edition):
    For the whole Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God,
    and is profitable to teache, to conuince,
    to correct, and to instruct in righteousnesse,
    17 That the man of God may be absolute,
    being made perfect vnto all good workes.


    2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV1611 Edition):
    All Scripture is giuen by inspiration of God,
    & is profitable for doctrine, for reproofe,
    for correction, for instrution in righteousnesse,
    17 That the man of God may be perfect,
    throughly furnished vnto all good workes.


    I think the Geneva Bible is better here
    for the 21st Century.
    'Perfect' can be (and frequently is)
    confused as meaning 'without sin'
    when it means 'complete''.
    'Absolute' is easier to see as meaning 'complete'.


    Personally I just started reading the NASB(1995).
    So I'll read it this year, 2008.
     
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