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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

versions of a Bible journey

Yesterday Brother Maynard of Subversive Influence blogged about the various Bible versions he has used since he was young. I found his story an interesting read. He ends:
There’s a lot that goes into buying a new Bible. I’m wondering if others have particular memories, favorite versions or editions, or traditions to share concerning their own Bibles? Does anyone else have idiosyncrasies or preferences for their own “main” Bible?
Some of you may wish to comment on his blog, telling your story of use of various Bible versions.


At Wed May 09, 06:00:00 PM, Blogger missional girl said...

i was raised on kjv and didnt make the switch until 1997 when i became too bothered by having to retranslate the kjv for unchurched folks who never read shakespeare and felt overpowered by hithertos and peraventures, lol...i dont switch bible versions easily so i researched the translation principles for the major versions...i tried sticking with the nkjv but that was too close to the old for me...i settled upon the NASB because of its literalness (not sure if that's a word)...i love the NASB and it's still the first english version i use but just about six weeks ago, i switched from NASB to TNIV after weeks of research and comparison...i read the arguments pro and con and found the cons (no pun intended there) is much easier for the people i minister to to grasp the TNIV than it is for them to lay hold of the wooden choppy quality that the literal NASB carries with english translation is perfect so i use about 5 different Greek New Testaments and the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia in addition to the TNIV, NASB, NLT, and NRSV...yep, that about sums it up, lol


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