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Hi. I came across a topic : PJII's favourite bible. Ppl were giving urls to bible comparison sites.
I found quite an extensive site http://bible.crosswalk.com
If this site has already been posted I do apologise.
-- Oliver Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 01, 2002
Yes - Seminarian recently made me aware of this site. I quickly replaced my Favorite links for Online Bible with this site. It's the best I found on the web.
BTW - I just read a great article/a> at Catholic Answers that provides an nice overview of explaining differences is biblical translations.
-- Hollis (email@example.com), November 01, 2002.
Thank you, I like that bible link.
I was going to say that there has not been much difference in wording, but then I read that link.
Still, seeing how different things can be rendered in another language, one should be wary of 'going to war' over a single phrase. If litteral, it may be misunderstood. If old, well how many of the jokes in Shakespere can you get without hitting the footnotes? If you get them all, go to the old bible written about the same time. If only a few, you will get more misunderstanding. What I am saying is be wary, be careful, and be nice. and if not litteral, see the link for interesting side effects.
Joke I heard: Educated Jew vs door-to-door christian: 'Oh, you get yours translated? I get it in the original.' (then proceeds to quote a long memorized passage in original hebrew.
-- Sean Cleary (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 02, 2002.
What is a door-to-door Christian? A Jehovah's Wit- less? Lol? I love old Al Jolson recordings. Jews have never turned me off. Maybe it's on account of our Mother Mary. She remains a Jew to this day. Converted to Catholic Christianity by happy circumstances. We love that Lady!!! Oy Vey!
-- eugene c. chavez (email@example.com), November 02, 2002.
Back to the topic! ;-)
If you can, try to get a copy of Ronald Knox's translation of the Bible. The *complete* (one-volume) edition is rare and expensive (usually goes for at least $100 at eBay), but it was also published as a 3-volume set (2 volumes of the Old Testament & 1 of the New), and you can usually find the individual volumes fairly easily.
Why Ignatius Press or some other Catholic publisher doesn't reprint it is a mystery to me - it's a lovely and very readable translation. Maybe there's some copyright problem.
Anyway, that and the RSV-CE are two of my favorite translations. :-)
-- Christine L. (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 2002.
eugene c. chavez,
A door to door Christian is one who, as his/her ministry goes from door to door 'selling' Christianity. JWs, Mormons are varients on that theme, but some protestant groups also do the same. These can be very annoying if they decide to target your place because your religion or lifestyle bothers them. (at least some of my friends say so) and finding counters to them is hard.
-- Sean Cleary (email@example.com), November 09, 2002.