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Author Topic:   Which Version of the Bible is the Word of God?
nwr
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Message 156 of 174 (582703)
09-22-2010 10:22 PM
Reply to: Message 155 by hooah212002
09-22-2010 9:47 AM


Re: Re-hash this topic
The first thing that brought this topic to my mind was the KJV usage of unicorn in Numbers 23:22, 24:8, Deuteronomy 33:17, Job 39:9-12, Psalms 22:21, Psalms 29:6, Psalms 92:10, Isaiah 34:7, and every other version using ox or wild ox.

Most of those are metaphors anyway, so "unicorn" or "ox" doesn't make much difference.

So, while it may lead to "which version is the inspired word of god?", that isn't so much my rub as is the question "why do you choose one version over the other in a particular instance to suit your argument, then a different version for a different argument?".

If they are choosing the version which best suits that particular argument, then it looks a little sneaky. However, if they are just choosing the version that seems to be the easiest to read presentation of that particular part, then maybe it isn't sneaky.

You know, and I know, that if we suspect the former they will say that it is the latter. And they probably even believe that.


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Message 159 of 174 (582943)
09-23-2010 11:49 PM
Reply to: Message 158 by hooah212002
09-23-2010 10:01 PM


Re: Re-hash this topic
hooah212002 writes:
I am beginning to wonder how it is even possible to discuss/debate the bible (or possibly ANY religious text) when the verbiage can be changed willy nilly and can be read just about any way imaginable.

Discussion is really only possible with people who are willing to discuss it as written. And that rules out most fundies.


Jesus was a liberal hippie
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