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Author Topic:   Which Version of the Bible is the Word of God?
hooah212002
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Message 155 of 174 (582598)
09-22-2010 9:47 AM


Re-hash this topic
I'd like to bring some of this discussion back to the table. Mainly, posters identifying which version they are quoting from.

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. Sure, it is a very minor difference, but it does tend to highlight some of the discrepancies in the many English versions of the bible. No, I do not mean how utterly wrong the bible itself is, just how it can be translated so differently in the same language.

Member jaywill in Condemn gay marriage, or just gay rape? also made me think of this with his continual referral of MANY different versions of the bible, sometimes even finding a word in a verse that is only in some obscure version.

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?".


"What can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof."-Hitch.
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hooah212002
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Message 158 of 174 (582930)
09-23-2010 10:01 PM
Reply to: Message 156 by nwr
09-22-2010 10:22 PM


Re: Re-hash this topic
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. Not only that, but someone can interpret the bible in an obscure manner and who is to tell them they are actually wrong (sans a major change to what is written)?


"What can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof."-Hitch.
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