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The Bible: a screenplay

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Deacon, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Aug 23, 2002
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    New Bible translation has screenplay format [LINK]

    Scene 1 (in darkened room before computer monitor).

    Rob (with eye brows raised): Hey there’s a new translation that uses a screenplay format.
    Cut to close up of monitor

    Responder #1 (lights should brighten the face with a radiant glow - halo optional): What an inspired idea! I believe I might go and buy this novelty. (begins to type his thoughts)

    Scene 2 (in darkened theater)

    God (hovering over a deep darkness): Let there be light! (Cue bright white lights, stage right)

    Narrator: And there was light.
    [God looks around and shakes his head in approval and waves his hand in cutting motion]
    [Stage direction - dim lights in right half of stage]

    Narrator: And God separated the light from the darkness.
    God (in booming voice): Day {gestures at lightened stage on left), Night (looks toward darkened stage on right).

    Narrator: And there was evening and morning, day one.

    Scene 3 (in a room with a photo of a cleanly robed Caucasian Jesus on the wall)

    Responder #2 (disheveled appearance gritting with gnashing of teeth, typing in front of a computer monitor): [with anguished voice] Agggrrgh…. The website even says it’s the voice of the heathen!

    [Close up of website: http://www.hearthevoice.com/ ]

    [Pulling at his hair Responder #2 begins to type and the message appears one letter at a time on the monitor before him]
    It’s obviously product of the devil! The evil translators only made it to serve Mammon.

    [Lightning flashes across the window and thunder crackles as he types the message]

    #1 Deacon, Jul 31, 2012
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  2. Yeshua1

    Yeshua1 Well-Known Member
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    Mar 19, 2012
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    Whose playing the part of satan?
  3. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer New Member

    Dec 6, 2011
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    Amos 8: (KJB)
    11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:

    12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.
  4. franklinmonroe

    franklinmonroe Active Member

    Aug 2, 2006
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    From the linked article in the oP--
    The result of their efforts, as well as a team of translators who worked alongside poets, writers and musicians, is "The Voice," released in its full version earlier this year. ...


    It is fairly common for the NT to be published a couple of years before the OT (and thus the 'complete' Bible).
    #4 franklinmonroe, Jul 31, 2012
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