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I grew up reading the New International Version (NIV) most of my life, but in recent years I have started reading other translations like the New Living Translation (NLT) and the English Standard Version (ESV). Which English translations do you prefer, and what is your reason? Do you tend to stick to one version or do you read multiple versions? Let me know in the comments
I am reposting this under a new title in the hopes of getting more interest and response. This originally comes from my thread Gradual Dominance: Esau's Descendants and The Rulers of Edom: Genesis 36
In the Bible there is the following conflict in reporting on Esau's wives...
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemathdaughter of Elon the Hittite
Esau took his wives from the women of Canaan: Adah daughter of Elon...
I find the contrast between Ahmadiyya Islaam and the Bahai Faith fascinating.
Both are, IMO, natural, even unavoidable attempts at addressing the most serious contradictions of Islaamic doctrine.
Comparing and contrasting the historical origins of both, it seems to be no accident the ways in which they converge and diverge.
Ahmadiyya Islaam former arose from Sunni Islaam in India in 1889, emerging more or less fully formed. Having the benefit of constant exposure to the respect towards...
Jesus' relationship to God has always been a highly controversial and complex topic, so much so that most just throw their hands up in the air and claim that it is beyond our ability to comprehend (while simultaneously insisting their unintelligible view is correct). I am of the mind that much of this confusion stems from an attempt to interpret those passages that call Jesus God, in some sense, in the most literal of ways. In fact, there is plenty of precedent in scripture for those who are...
Most comics came out of New York 80 years ago and many form Jewish writers who had high values... so what might it mean for the same comic figures moving away from Biblical values? or is he?
Aside from the mountains of evidence for evolution, I often struggle to understand how anyone can believe in an intelligent and benevolent god who designed species when reading about phenomena like this. The Ichneumon wasp is a species of wasp that bores a hole into a caterpillar in order to lay its eggs inside of the caterpillar. The wasp also injects the caterpillar so that it is paralyzed, yet still feels pain. The wasps then hatch inside of the caterpillar and eat it alive from the...
This does sound like a a lie to me.
John 7:6-10 NLT
Jesus replied, "Now is not the right time for me to go, but you can go anytime.  The world can't hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil.  You go on. I'm not going to this festival, because my time has not yet come."  After saying these things, Jesus remained in Galilee.  But after his brothers left for the festival, Jesus also went, though secretly, staying out of public view.
This proves Jesus is a...
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