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Versions that are Invalid:

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Ed Edwards, Oct 13, 2006.

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  1. Geneva Bible of 1587

    11.3%
  2. KJV1611 Edition

    8.3%
  3. KJV1762 Edition

    8.3%
  4. KJV1873 Edition

    8.3%
  5. The Message by Peterson

    63.2%
  6. NASB = New American Standard Bible

    18.8%
  7. Reader's Digest Bible

    69.9%
  8. NIV = New International Version

    24.8%
  9. BWT = New World Translation

    80.5%
  10. ESV = English Standard Version

    20.3%
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  1. Ed Edwards

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    Which of the following Versions ARE invalid?
    Please do not mark a Version invalid unless you have
    studied the version a bit and consider it invalid.
    Please do not mark a Version simple because you
    have 'heard' is is bad. Please do not mark a Version
    as being invalid just because you consider some
    other version better than others. All we want is
    a learned insight as to which versions are invalid
    and to what scope do people on the BB
    consider them invalid. Thank you.

    BWT = New World Translation
    should be: NWT = New World Translation (the Jehovah's Witnesses version)
     
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  2. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    Ed,

    Are ya' for or against the original languages?

    ;)

    Wayne
     
  3. Ed Edwards

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    Brother El_G...:

    The software limits me to 10 (and no more) options.
    So I only put ten Bibles that I have on the shelve
    over my Computer desk.
     
  4. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    My kind brother Ed . . .

    What? You have the KJV and the NIV, but no Greek NT?

    We should correct that issue soon . . .

    But, having that JW trash and not having the original . . . that we must correct immediately . . .

    http://www.christianbook.com/Christ...50708&netp_id=126382&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW

    Hebrew: http://www.christianbook.com/Christ...36929&netp_id=264652&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW

    God bless

    Wayne


     
  5. Amy.G

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    I'm not familiar with the Readers Digest Bible. :confused:
     
  6. Jim1999

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    Reader's Digest Bible,,,a condensed version of the RSV

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  7. Ed Edwards

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    THE READER'S DIGEST BIBLE (Reader's Digest
    Association, 1982, ISBN 0-89577-106-3)

    Condensed from the Revised Standard Version (RSV)
    by a team lead by Bruce M. Metzger;
    of Princeton Theological Seminary.
     
  8. Amy.G

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    A condensed bible? :eek: Can I vote again?
     
  9. Ed Edwards

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    There is a quirk of the BB's polling software.
    You can set the poll so the vote of each person is
    shown. But it has a problem, only the person who has
    NOT voted can see how folks voted; the person who
    has voted cann NOT see how folks voted.
    Strange, eh?

    Be sure to read how who is voting what
    BEFORE you vote :BangHead:
     
  10. Ed Edwards

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    No. It is illegal to have multiple BB identites, so you
    cannot vote again.
     
  11. Amy.G

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    Actually, I was kidding. :D
     
  12. Ed Edwards

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    my bad :smilewinkgrin: I was serious and u was kiddin'

    :tonofbricks: u can start droppin'
     
  13. Amy.G

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    Oh, I guess I'll let you slide this time! Thanks for the poll. :wavey:
     
  14. Jim1999

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    I rather like the Reader's Digest Bible. It is like reading a novel; no chapters or verses, and complete paragraphs.

    One can almost read the entire book in one sitting and readily understand it. For the type of person that would pick up this book and casually read it, what is left out will not affect them finding truth in Christ.

    Mind you, one better know their Bible if they want to find particular verses.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  15. Ed Edwards

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    Same with THE MESSAGE by Peterson.

    Unlike READER'S DIGEST BIBLE, THE MESSAGE by Peterson
    tells 'the rest of the story' :applause:
     
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    "The rest of the story" with Peterson's views added and mixed in with God's word, that is. :tongue3:
     
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    If you look at Patterson's book as a commentary, it's OK. Not the greatest, but OK. However, I cannot see it as a "version", since it's a paraphrase at best.
     
  18. Pete

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    Well to keep with the rules and just vote against ones I have come across, my votes go to the NWT and The Message, with perhaps a vote for the Readers Digest one if I ever see it ;)

    The NWT I wouldn't use at all (oops, correction, I did quote the NWT once on the BB to make a point about something :tonofbricks:;) ), I have The Message in E-Sword and might use parts of it here and there, but never without a 'real' version. It's more a K-Mart commentary.
     
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    "It may not be 'permitted' by the BB, and is no doubt 'unethical', and may even be 'illicit', but I'm pretty sure it is not 'illegal' to have multiple BB identities, at least in the standard use of the meaning of the word 'illegal'." Signed - Language Cop

    Folks, I apologize, here. Language Cop must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed, and obviously has wa-a-a-y too much time on his hands.

    Ed
     
  20. robycop3

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    Why should anyone be against the original languages? After all, SOMEONE used each of them, or God's word wouldn'ta been written in'em.
     
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