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Christians, what makes you so confident that your bible is the right one?

#1bsballa09Posted 6/14/2013 2:39:16 PM
There are so many different translations and versions that it seems a little ridiculous that someone can say theirs is the most accurate one.
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#2kozlo100Posted 6/14/2013 4:02:10 PM
I don't see that the number of translations available necessarily makes it difficult to tell good ones from bad.
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#3bsballa09(Topic Creator)Posted 6/14/2013 4:17:58 PM
kozlo100 posted...
I don't see that the number of translations available necessarily makes it difficult to tell good ones from bad.


So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?
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#4SirThinkALotPosted 6/14/2013 4:18:53 PM
I don't claim that any one translation is the "correct" one
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#5kozlo100Posted 6/14/2013 4:24:46 PM
bsballa09 posted...
So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?


I'm not 100% sure what you're getting at, but the point I'm making is that if you have five good translations and ten thousand crappy ones, those ten thousand don't make it any harder to tell that the five are good.
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#6SirThinkALotPosted 6/14/2013 4:34:06 PM
bsballa09 posted...
kozlo100 posted...
I don't see that the number of translations available necessarily makes it difficult to tell good ones from bad.


So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?


Indeed. Thats why you defer to the Greek, and if you must use translations, look at several differing ones. Biblegateway makes this really easy.
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#7bsballa09(Topic Creator)Posted 6/14/2013 5:10:09 PM
kozlo100 posted...
bsballa09 posted...
So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?


I'm not 100% sure what you're getting at, but the point I'm making is that if you have five good translations and ten thousand crappy ones, those ten thousand don't make it any harder to tell that the five are good.


What defines what is good and bad?
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#8SirThinkALotPosted 6/14/2013 5:13:32 PM(edited)
bsballa09 posted...
kozlo100 posted...
bsballa09 posted...
So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?


I'm not 100% sure what you're getting at, but the point I'm making is that if you have five good translations and ten thousand crappy ones, those ten thousand don't make it any harder to tell that the five are good.


What defines what is good and bad?


-Good: An accurate reflection of what Paul and the other biblical writers wrote in ancient Greek(and Hebrew).

-Bad: Anything that doesnt accurately reflect what they wrote.
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#9DarkContractorPosted 6/14/2013 5:18:12 PM
SirThinkALot posted...
bsballa09 posted...
kozlo100 posted...
bsballa09 posted...
So many different translations can't change the meaning of something?


I'm not 100% sure what you're getting at, but the point I'm making is that if you have five good translations and ten thousand crappy ones, those ten thousand don't make it any harder to tell that the five are good.


What defines what is good and bad?


-Good: An accurate reflection of what Paul and the other biblical writers wrote in ancient Greek(and Hebrew).

-Bad: Anything that doesnt accurately reflect what they wrote.


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I personally recommend NRSV; the problem with translations like NLT for example is that they are often written with a theology (traditionalists ought to cringe at places where the NLT translates the Greek word for Saints as 'believers', as in just any ordinary believer of Christ). NRSV doesn't really have any of this.
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#10DarkContractorPosted 6/14/2013 5:19:52 PM
also there's an app on the Google Play Store for a free NRSV Bible. It includes the Jewish Apocrypha, a semi-decent book marking system, and a really good organization of books/chapters (tap the section, such as Pentateuch, OT History, Poetry, Prophecy, Gospel, etc., then tap the book, then tap the chapter, and you're there)
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