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Discussion in 'Christian Devotions and Inspiration' started by brakelite, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Willie T

    Willie T Well-Known Member

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    Me, I want a translation that gives me the "intent" of a passage, in today's language, rather than the exact "word" used in a culture thousands of years ago.

    Iow, if the original was, "In a pig's eye!", I don't really care about hearing about the anatomy of swine. I simply want to know they meant, "BS!"
     
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  2. bbyrd009

    bbyrd009 Groper

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    I agree with you there, too, however the intent of a passage is often masked dialectically, so I wouldn't wanna rely on that tranny only either I guess. The Today's English V is bad about that in some spots imo

    Surely you didn't mean your comment to be directed at "Passover" specifically, I'm assuming
     
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    quietthinker Well-Known Member

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    hey hey!
     
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    Php 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
    Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

    I just long to know Christ
     
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    Windmillcharge Well-Known Member

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    Showing how little you know about bible translation and the history of the bible.
    Look at the footnotes in any good translation. You will see about once a page there is a word or pharase where there is an alternative or questionable option.

    Even atheist commentators on the bible agree that we can be 95% certain that the bible is an accurate translation.
     
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    funny you mention that, as I am now convinced the Bible was written from the Eastern Dialectic, and I don't see anyone talking about this. But all one need do is ref the "Scribes" passages in Scripture I guess; we are clearly told their role, and I seriously doubt that has changed.

    that doesn't mean that ppl with bad intent are translating the Bible so much as that ppl can only translate from their own understanding, ergo ppl--in this case what we might call "medieval" ppl--seeking a meaningful appellation for God might naturally associate Him with their "Lords," and similar reflections
     
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    so imo while the first might be helpful, it is basically another person's interpretation, that we are now calling a "translation," right?
     
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