Revised Standard Version

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  1. Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Much has been said in the section about the NASB, NKJV, NIV - ect.

    But I hardly see any comments on the RSV

    So on a scale of 1 -10 (and KJV being an 11)

    how would you rate the RSV

    Open for discussion
     
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    The RSV served as the starting point for the production of the ESV:

    esv.org/preface

    "the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work"
     
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    ....does that mean 1 is best and 10 awful???? [emoji848]

    I'm kidding

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    I have never owned an edition of the RSV. Some were burned in pulpit back in the early 1950sbecause it was supposed to be so liberal.

    From what I know I think on that scale of yours it has to rate around a 7 or so. I take it that the higher the number the greater the similarity it has with the KJV --at least the 1946 New Testament.

    The N.T. ERV of 1881 had in even more in common with the KJV --I'd give it a 9. But then again, I have never owned a copy - -- just guessing.
     
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    TCassidy once said on here, "it is the transaltion everyone loves to hate"---apologies if I have credited the wrong person.

    I have mostly interacted with it through commentaries. What I have seen has been good. The lone exception has been in Isaiah where it reads "young woman" where almost every other translation says "virgin". Outside of that issue, I think it is a decent revision of the ASV-- from my limited experience with it. It uses the NA as its underlying text, opposed to the ASV which used WH. I believe is also took some OT readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    There very well may be issues I am unaware of.

    I am uncomfortable assigning a "number" to It, but I would expect it to be similar to the ESV, which I do like and use frequently.

    I know some like John Piper love the RSV. I have tried to acquire a hard copy unsuccessfully in the past.

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  6. Rippon Well-Known Member
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    What's happening? Am I being censored or something? I don't have twitter, Facebook or a YouTube channel. But I'm getting paranoid.
     
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    What???

    I see your posts

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  8. Rippon Well-Known Member
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    There is a line crossing out my sentences. I can still see the words --but that line is in the way.

    But I'm glad you and maybe others don't see what I see.
     
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    Did you accidently hit the strike-through function?
     
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    I do not see any lines. However I am using Tapatalk for this forum

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  11. Jerome Well-Known Member
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    It's a conspiracy against Rippon, no doubt orchestrated by the Bush family.
     
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    I can see it. It's like you hit a strike-through function.
     
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    Isn’t there a three strike rule in this game of threads?

    :)
     
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    Three strikes? How about a balk:

     
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    One of my early bibles I purchased was the RSV.

    I didn’t like it then, and eventually got rid of it.

    I never bothered to investigate, but the Revised should have had an original. What was the original that needed revised, improved, or modified?
     
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    According to Wiki: The RSV is a revision of the American Standard Version (ASV)
    Click here for Wiki article
     
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    You are correct. That is my statement. Back in the early 1950s when the RSV was first published much of the Evangelical community disliked the version based on their opinion it showed way too much liberal bias.

    I don't like the version for several reasons and would place it at -1 on the scale of 1-10.

    But, on the other hand, it was the bible I was reading when God saved my sin sick soul so, as it was able to "make me wise unto salvation" it is, by definition "scripture" and therefore the word of God. A biased translation. Probably. But still the word of God.
     
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    The real revision of the ASV is the WEB. Which is an excellent version.
     
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    If it helped bring you into the fold, I'm tempted to rate it a 10.
    ;)
     
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    Would see the rsv as being a decent translation, save for that infamous Isaiah passage, as I believe thje Esv took over something like 90-95 % of its renderings straight over, and so was not that radical of an update/revision!