Three of the most conspicuous characteristics of the modern versions of the Bible is the omission of complete Bible verses, the omission of key parts of many verses, and the changing of the text thus changing it‘s meaning completely. When one uses a modern version, they are using a seriously corrupted version which has been […]
A Bible version is a translation of the Bible into a vernacular language. Here, the good and bad of popular Bible translations are examined. Also explored are the translation techniques used to produce Bibles (formal, dynamic, paraphrase), along with God's requirements for a Bible translation.
King James Version
The KJV is a literal translation of the Byzantine text. For over 300 years, it was the Bible of English speaking Christianity. Is it really as hard to understand as some people claim?
New American Standard Bible
The NASB is a literal translation of the Alexandrian text. While being a strong translation, it reflects the omissions of the Alexandrian text.
New International Version
The NIV is a loose translation of the Alexandrian text, and is the most popular modern version. It not only reflects the errors Alexandrian text, it adds it's own errors through it's dynamic equivalency translation style
New King James Version
The NKJV is a loose translation of the Byzantine text. Is it the good modernization of the KJV that it claims to be?
Preserved In Translations Bible Series, article 6.0
The Myth of the Easy Read Bible The Bible is not always easy to understand.
A common misconception of dynamic equivalency is that the entire Bible must be easy to read and understand. The great Reformers, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, ect sought to put the Scriptures into the hands of the common man via translation. They were careful to not change any words in translation. However, there are passages which are […]
Some new Bibles: Nothing wrong with Mark of the Beast? NIV, RSV & LB say 666 is man’s number.
Revelation 13:16: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: AKJV He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, NIV And he causes all, the small and […]