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The Gospel of John and the ..Good News?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Spirit and Truth, Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Spirit and Truth

    Spirit and Truth New Member

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    Just saw the Gospel of John movie using the Good News bible as the script. I thought that this "translation" had disappeared years ago. Any opinions?
     
  2. Forever settled in heaven

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    disappeared? don't u believe in PRESERVATION of the the pure words?

    o no. it rocks n it rules!

    (or rocketh n ruleth! ;) )

    AND ... it's been reborn as well, as the Contemporary English Version, hooooooray! :D [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. tinytim

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    Really I didn't know that.
    Guess i learned something every day.
     
  4. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member
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    Isn't that the TEV Todays English Version. My understanding is that it was a translation done so that the average reader of a sixth grade level who is a non-believer could understand. They don't use any latinism such as words that end in tion.
     
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    What do they use for salvaTION? Salvate? ;)
     
  6. Craigbythesea

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    I don't care much for it myself, but if you want to know what it is like, you should be able to buy a used copy of it for twenty-five or fifty cents in a thrift store and read it for yourself. [​IMG]
     
  7. Forever settled in heaven

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    dunno abt the Latinism bit. but the making of the TEV is detailed in Nida's book Good News for Everyone. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876807929/kjb1611biblevsmo

    the TEV happens to be one of the first bibles that are consistently translated according to a stated philosophy, namely closest natural equivalence. today, that's called Meaning-based translation.
     
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