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Old 05-27-2009, 10:22 PM
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I am a student and new at studying the differences in Bible translations. My assignment for this week is to start studying the difference between translations and find out why they are different. I did not know there were any major differences until I started my research.
I read that “the NKJV translators departed from the original KJV and its underlying Greek text, the Textus Receptus, in favor of the very same wording found in versions translated from corrupted Greek texts.”
Why are the other texts considered corrupt? Do they also use the Textus Receptus? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hello,

There are many resources linked in this forum. Just browse through and you'll find endless readings.

Some online readings that I found helpful to get things started:
(For me, I tried to jump into the issue of "which Bible?" before I had full understanding of what the Scripture really is and how God inspired the Scripture. So these readings were quite helpful to me.)
http://av1611.com/forums/showpost.ph...87&postcount=3

Books recommended by brothers and sisters in this forum:
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:05 AM
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I am VERY curious, Researching. I am a long-time Christian school teacher. I would like to know more about you and your assignment. In what school/class are you? What are the parameters of the assignment? Is this a major project for the year, or something less? People here have spent a lifetime on the topic, so I hope that you have plenty of notecards!

And yes, TMonk. You had best keep quiet and stay in your corner.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:49 PM
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I am attending Liberty University. The class is called In dept Bible Study and is a required course. I’m only in my third week, but this week’s assignment is to compare translations, figure out why they are so different and what text they were translated from. I read later last night that most, if not all translations other than KJV, are translated from eclectic Greek text, but I have no idea what that is and why it is considered corrupt. As you can tell, I’m new at all of this.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:59 PM
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Ahhhhh...the NKJV...a great TR translation

Researching, I am also interested in the assignment and the school that assigned it. I would also like to know what you discover in your research concerning the NKJV.
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GT, if "Research" does his/her research well, he/she will find that the greatest flaw of the NKJV is its built-in doubt-your-Bible footnotes. He will find numerous examples of verses that contradict the matching verses in the KJB. They can't both be right, and only one is claimed to be perfect. Then again, you know that.
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Hey, I just said it was a good translation. I didn't say it was perfect.
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I didn't say it was perfect.
You couldn't say otherwise... nobody does!

On the other hand, the KJB is. Can I get an
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