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Re: KJV All Over Again
Reply #80 - Apr 18th, 2009 at 11:06am
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I have a parallel Bible to which I sometimes refer to compare various versions side by side. It includes KJV, Modern Language, The Living Bible, and RSV.


I will have to look for that one.  You can never have too many bibles.  Smiley

  
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Reply #81 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:04am
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JDD wrote on Mar 27th, 2009 at 5:07pm:
[. . .] Unfortunately some believe in the KJ so much they'll break fellowship with brethren that prefer a modern english translation instead.  


The important thing to remember is that they're all translations. The only Bible that is not a translation is the OT in Hebrew (with bits in Aramaic) and the NT in Greek.

When you compare different English-language Bibles, there are two different questions to consider. One, is the English good to read? And different people will have different ideas of what "good to read" means. If it means elegant and sonorous, I think most people would agree that the KJV is excellent. But "good to read" can mean other things as well.

The second question is, has it been well translated?  When you read what it says in English, can you be sure the translators have been faithful to what is written in the original? Not the same question at all.
  
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Re: KJV All Over Again
Reply #82 - Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:39am
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maximilian wrote on Apr 20th, 2009 at 11:04am:
The important thing to remember is that they're all translations. The only Bible that is not a translation is the OT in Hebrew (with bits in Aramaic) and the NT in Greek.

When you compare different English-language Bibles, there are two different questions to consider. One, is the English good to read? And different people will have different ideas of what "good to read" means. If it means elegant and sonorous, I think most people would agree that the KJV is excellent. But "good to read" can mean other things as well.

The second question is, has it been well translated?  When you read what it says in English, can you be sure the translators have been faithful to what is written in the original? Not the same question at all.


That's it in a nutshell, maximilian.
  

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