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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Eddi, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Eddi

    Eddi concerned participant

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    What’s your favourite translation of The Holy Bible, and why?

    I use the Common English Bible the most as I find it’s the easiest to follow

    (I also own a NIV and a New King James Version)
     
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    NIV as I find it more or less easy to read.
     
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    if you're wanting an easy read then I'd certainly recommend the Common English Bible
     
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    My Koren Tanakh is great.

    (Sorry Artscroll fans, but it's the way it is)
     
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    I like the New King James. It's easy to easier to read than the KJV.
     
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    Biblehub. Why? Multiple translations including Interlinear.
     
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    What's the commentary like? Are the classical commentators included? Any innovations from Rabbi Steinsaltz? Etc?
     
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    It hasn't any. There is probably some but it's not in my edition.
     
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    I'd like the poetic linguistics in the KJV version.

    I found "The Book" to be the easiest read because it puts in it in the format as reading a novel.
     
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    MY FAVORITE: ERV

    Example: Ephesians 6:4


    ERV
    Fathers, don’t make your children angry, but raise them with the kind of teaching and training you learn from the Lord.


    VERSES VERSIONS LIKE:

    KJV
    And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
    and

    AMP

    Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
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    OJB

    And, Avot, do not provoke your yeladim to ka’as, but nurture them in the musar of Hashem and His tokhechah (reproof).

    .
     
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    I prefer it to Artscroll because it uses second person singular. This makes it that much easier to know what is going on and with who.
     
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    I go with the KJV for the poetry and because that's the version my church uses, so it has the best cross references.

    However, I have no problem at all using any of the others, and I do, especially when the different versions are, well...different from one another.

    Mind you, I raise my virtual eyebrows at "The Message" and "The Good News Translation,' but that might just be me being snooty.
     
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    I remember when I was a Christian and trying to find a version of the bible with no New Testament. For some reason it didn't exist.
     
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    ESV but I read a greek interlinear and don't mind reading other translations
    I like the ESV in principle because it tries to not make translational choices for you

    The NIV has a nice flow but being thought for thought might make some translational choices for you without you realizing but generally a good transaltion
     
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    If I recall, the ESV had a controversial take on the divorce passage in Malachi.
     
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    from the notes? well notes are note... I don't put allot of weight in Bible notes

    God allowed divorce but hates it is the context I think... God will sometimes permit something he hates... that might also apply to slavery int he Bible.. in some cases a bad situation needs restraint from being worse.

    Some people like the Holman translation as well
     
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    I mean their translation was different to most other mainstream ones.

    NASV
    "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."

    ESV
    “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the LORD, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the LORD of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
     
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    Koren also publishes the "Steinsaltz Humash"... that's what I thought you were talking about.
     
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