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Bible Translations

Postby Liz_Horton » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:24 am

As a student of Koine (NT Greek) and soon to be Biblical Hebrew, I am always curious as to what translations of the Bible are most popular. So what is your favorite translation and or paraphrase?
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby The Kings Daughter » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:39 am

I'm curious, which do you feel comfortable using? :)

And I use NASB. :yes:
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby John Chrysostom » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am

I use the Orthodox Study Bible which is modified NKJV for the New Testament and St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint for the Old Testament.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby TigerintheShadows » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:42 am

I use ESV. Love that sucker. \:D/
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Marvin D. » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:21 pm

I especially enjoy NKJV and HCSB, and I also use the KJV occasionally.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Laura Ingalls » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:24 pm

I use the NASB. :yes:
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Jesus' Princess » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:16 pm

I mainly use ESV, but I also use NIV 1984 and NASB on occasion.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Christian A. » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:14 pm

I mainly used NIV 1984 until recently when my family switched to ESV. And for church, we use NKJV.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Liz_Horton » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:59 am

The Kings Daughter wrote:I'm curious, which do you feel comfortable using? :)


For NT study I am trying to stop using English translations, but when I do, I generally use several translations including but not limited to: the Knox Bible, The New Jerusalem (catholic) Bible, NIV UK, NT Wright's NT paraphrase and the Message.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Blitz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:39 pm

KJV as all ways and most likely will never change.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Stop Wooton' Around » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:08 pm

TigerintheShadows wrote:I use ESV. Love that sucker. \:D/


That's the one I have on my phone and use for devotions because you don't always feel like doing devotions but ESV make them better and I really get more out of scripture by reading them. O, I know there is controversy of what translation (or paraphrase as you put it, I caught that) you use but I really think God can still talk through it. For church, weddings, funerals, etc. we use the KJV but for my personal use, its the ESV.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby godisawesomeness99 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:03 am

I either use the ESV for the NIV 1984
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Kait » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:26 am

I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Liz_Horton » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:28 am

Kait wrote:I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.



Lord willing, I one day will be one of those scholars.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby Kait » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:53 pm

Liz_Horton wrote:
Kait wrote:I use NASB just for normal reading and my Oxford Annotated NRSV for more serious "study," but I almost always look up original greek and hebrew for critical verses and read lots of commentary from scholars about things ... and by scholars, I mean people who have one or more PhDs in this stuff and know more about the language, history and context better than I probably ever will.



Lord willing, I one day will be one of those scholars.


I would love to be one, a well. If I ever make it to graduate school and post graduate school... religious/biblical studies will likely be my focus.
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Re: Bible Translations

Postby WindowWasher » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:48 am

Blitz wrote:KJV as all ways and most likely will never change.


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