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TNIV strong on deity of Jesus (?)

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Jesus is Lord, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. Jesus is Lord

    Jesus is Lord New Member

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    John 1:18
    No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.


    I am in no way a fan of the TNIV. But the above statement (translated from the "best manuscripts") is very strong. No matter what a TNIV-reader believes, he has to believe that Jesus is God [​IMG]
     
  2. go2church

    go2church Active Member

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    I like the TNIV for the gender neutral wording of texts that to a Greek mind would be well gender neutral. Have used it to preach from a couple of times and no one even noticed the difference, it is that similiar to the NIV
     
  3. Askjo

    Askjo New Member

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    What are the best manuscripts?
     
  4. Jesus is Lord

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    Don´t ask me what they mean. Maybe some gnostic manuscripts from the Alexandrian area :rolleyes:
    I just think it is interesting that the TNIV is so strong on Jesus´ deity.
     
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    Don´t ask me what they mean. Maybe some gnostic manuscripts from the Alexandrian area :rolleyes:
    I just think it is interesting that the TNIV is so strong on Jesus´ deity.
    </font>[/QUOTE]it's not surprising at all. the "strength" of the statement lies not in the TNIV translators but in the choice of variants they made--they chose the "corrupted" underlying Greek texts that stood out strongest for Jesus' deity, which didn't happen to have been available to the KJB's translators (AFAIK). had Miles Smith n co. known about this variant, they'd probably have put it into their 1611 as well!

    that's another reason why JWs n other Arians shy fr MVs; they'd much rather tackle the KJB or use their own NWT.
     
  6. Johnv

    Johnv New Member

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    Who cares how strong a translation is on a specific verse? The bigger question is, how contextually accurate is that specific verse to the text from which it was translated?
     
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