Which is the best Bible translation..

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Rob » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:43 pm

abelcainsbrother wrote:Well it is my understanding that the dead sea scrolls confirmed the Hebrew text the KJV translators used and it proved the text has not changed however I have not thoroughly researched this and I am going on a book I read along time ago called The signature of God.
Well, that's referring to the Old Testament, though. The dead sea scrolls confirmed that our Old Testament was reliable. Eclectic text versions of the Bible pull from more sources for the New Testament.
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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:44 am

Rob wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:The best Bible translation is the one you'll enjoy reading.
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Post by 1over137 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:18 am

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
Rob wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:The best Bible translation is the one you'll enjoy reading.
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Yeah, dass duh troof!

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by RickD » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:21 am

1over137 wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:
Rob wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:The best Bible translation is the one you'll enjoy reading.
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Yeah, dass duh troof!

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Guys, please speak in normal way. Reserve that for the minichat.
I do not understand it.
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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by PaulSacramento » Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:06 pm

I would pretty much avoid any translation that uses the term "Jehovah" as a transliteration of YHWH.
It shows that they are going with what is "common" or "tradition" as opposed to correct so one wonders where else they have "cut corners".

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by LittleHamster » Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:33 pm

I found that the Ancient Greek Literal Translation cuts out the middle man's interpretation but this also makes it harder to read.

But I always refer to it when I need to get to the bottom of things (so-to-speak).
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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by PaulSacramento » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:19 am

LittleHamster wrote:I found that the Ancient Greek Literal Translation cuts out the middle man's interpretation but this also makes it harder to read.

But I always refer to it when I need to get to the bottom of things (so-to-speak).
Careful with literal translations because they simply don't exist.
What we ALWAYS have are interpretations of literal translations since a word CAN mean more than one thing ( especially Hebrew and Aramaic).

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Post by Shayla » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:16 pm

Lonewolf wrote:.. out there that you would recommend for the non-denominational Christian ???

I find the KJV hard to understand many a time.
I am Jewish, however, I am Christian. That said, in my opinion the BEST translation is the JPS Tanakh for English speakers. For myself, I use the Rabbinic bibles which are all written in Hebrew.

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Post by Kurieuo » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:20 am

Shayla wrote:
Lonewolf wrote:.. out there that you would recommend for the non-denominational Christian ???

I find the KJV hard to understand many a time.
I am Jewish, however, I am Christian. That said, in my opinion the BEST translation is the JPS Tanakh for English speakers. For myself, I use the Rabbinic bibles which are all written in Hebrew.
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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Nicki » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:09 am

I always used to use the NIV but I've been reading the CEV on YouVersion and enjoying that. I don't think the NIV is hard to understand though.

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Post by abelcainsbrother » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:44 pm

I'm really taking a liking to my Dake reference KJV bible since my grandfather gave to me recently if I would put bible tabs in his Dake reference bible.I was watching Perry Stone recently and he said it was his go to study bible.
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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Susan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:17 pm

Lonewolf wrote:.. out there that you would recommend for the non-denominational Christian ???

I find the KJV hard to understand many a time.
I think the easiest to understand is The Open Bible Translation. It was the first one I used when I started reading and I still think it's the best. Try it I think you'll love it like I do. Just my humble option.

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by crochet1949 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:14 pm

I've found that the NKJ and older NIV are good -- the NIV is in paragraph form which tends to be more reader-friendly. The important thing is to Read it. :)

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Denise » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:26 am

Being Messianic I would have to say the Complete Jewish Bible by David H. Stern, or the Messianic Family Bible and you might check out AENT New Testament by Andrew Gabriel Roth.

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Re: Which is the best Bible translation..

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Post by Mallz » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:53 am

Denise, are you a Messianic Jew?

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