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Author Topic:   Which Version of the Bible is the Word of God?
NosyNed
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Message 7 of 174 (495798)
01-24-2009 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Peg
01-24-2009 6:30 AM


What is a "literal translation"?
I would always prefer a literal translation over a paraphrased because its sticks closely to the original language that its being translated from.

Can you explain in much more detail what you mean by a "literal translation"?

I can tell you that using the common usage of the words "literal translation" among at least some (and I think most) translators they will tell you that a "literal translation" is impossible and only produces unreadable and partially incomprehensible output.


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Message 11 of 174 (495951)
01-25-2009 9:42 AM
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01-25-2009 4:54 AM


Re: What is a "literal translation"?
So there is a word for word literal translation on the left and a very non literal translation on the right?

There is still a huge amount of room for error otherwise machines could translate which, to my knowledge, they are still very poor at.

A translator will tell you that a translated novel is not the original work and will vary with the translator.


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NosyNed
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Message 48 of 174 (496657)
01-29-2009 7:03 PM
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01-29-2009 6:58 PM


claims
higher skeptics of the 19th century do not make for valuable reading in my books and i dont fall for their baseless claims.

You have no idea whether the claims are baseless or not. You know nothing about any of it.

Basically, like many other things, you have no right to an opinion. You have to earn that right with hard work.


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Message 89 of 174 (498454)
02-10-2009 3:06 PM
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02-10-2009 2:45 PM


An intruder isn't needed...
See:
http://www.fortunecity.com/emachines/e11/86/solarsys.html

The solar system and Earth's orbit may, or may not be stable in the very long term. We actually can't "do the math" well enough yet.


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