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  1. #1 What is your favorite bible? 
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    Mine is any I get my hands on durring a good discussion.
    So what your favorite version?


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    New American Standard (NASB) was the choice of my religious history professor, and that's the paper copy of the Bible I use. I've become quite accustomed to the Revised Standard Version (RSV) for online purposes. When I need a Catholic Bible, I use an online version of the New American Bible (NAB).

    On most occasions that a discussion requires a King James Version, I turn to Blue Letter Bible, which also offers Hebrew for comparison.


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    My personal bible is the KJV.
    On line I go here: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/index.html

    There's link to all the version here, including the Quran and the Book of Mormon.

    But my real favorite bible is this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0922...56#reader-link

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    I appear to have lost my KJV, it might have slipped under the bed. Certainly that's my favourite bible for euphony and beauty of language. For ease of reference I have a Gideons NIV, and for the Apocrypha I have a New Jerusalem Bible. I use The Unbound Bible for cross referencing different versions including Hebrew and Greek (I'm not a scholar of those languages, but you can spot where names are and stuff). And as my "Bible's Bible", I use Asimov's Guide to the Bible, amazingly available now in a single volume reprint.

    For an atheist, do you think I've got too much Bible stuff? :?
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  6. #5 When is having too much Bible stuff becoming obsessive? 
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    Silas: For an atheist, do you think I've got too much Bible stuff? :?
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    M*W: No, not at all. In fact, Atheists probably have more Bibles, concordances, and other Biblical reference material than do Christians. If someone came into my house and looked at my book shelves, they would assume that I'm a very religious person!
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    My Gideons bible is probably still paqked with the rest of my stuff, that I'm just too lazy, and procrastinating to get into unpacking.

    Mom has a baby Jesus, several bibles in spanish. BTW I gave that baby Jesus to her for a mother's day. She don't read her bibles she just has them there on top of her dresser, mom is more of a deist, than to participate in any dogmatic religious rhetoric.

    M*W is probably right, atheist seem to study the bible more so than many christians or catholics.

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    M*W: My favorite bible is the one that's on fire!
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    I see they include the Contemporary English version, that I previously execrated over on sciforums. But it's good that the CEV on the BGV includes footnotes and explanations. Not always useful, though!
    Isaiah 7:15 yogurt and honey: This may refer either to expensive foods eaten in a time of plenty or to a limited diet eaten in times of a food shortage.
    Brilliant!
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    Silas, regarding the replica 1611 KJV, the printer is Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville. Check their web site, copies are priced under $100 USD.
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    Thanks for that, FieryIce (rather regret what I said on the thread where I made the request, now! )

    But looking for that edition did lead me to this fascinating page of lunacy: http://www.baptistpillar.com/bd0161.htm
    let me give you a few more examples:
    K.J.V. 1611 .................................K.J.V. Annotated Study Bible
    Matthew 1:19........publick............................... .public...
    Matthew 1:23... ...Emmanuel............................Immanuel...
    Mathew 1:25........firstborn............................. ..first-born...
    John 1:41..............Messias......................... ......Messiah...


    And this my friend is only a sampling, there are literally hundreds of places they have changed words, punctuation, and grammar. Some could say, “Well spelling is no big deal, writing Isaiah for Esaias in John 1:23, what does that matter?” Well, let’s take a look at the Thompson Chain Reference Bibles published by Kirkbride Bible Co. Published in 1988. John 4:24 in the Thompson chain reads, “God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Notice the change in “...God is a spirit...” and “...God is a Spirit...” in the K.J.V. In the Thompson chain published in 1964 it reads, “...God is a Spirit...”

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    Some could still say, “Well, I don’t have a problem with changing the spelling, punctuation, or changing a few words, what harm could it do?” Confusion, is the answer, it causes confusion. Example, recently I was teaching in the Gospel of John and quoting from John 4:24, ““...God is a Spirit..” capital S,” I said, and one of our members said mine doesn’t say capital S it’s little s. “Yea, hath God said...” You see how easily the doubt and confusion could rise.

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    Remember if a word has been changed they are saying there was a mistake. The K.J.V. is perfect without error, it doesn’t need to be changed, it needs to be read.
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    I love the way that to emphasise his point when people say that the difference between Esaias and Isaiah doesn't matter, he goes on to talk about a case of capitalisation versus non-capitalisation of a word (!).
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    I dunno, I think the old testament is pretty cool. nice stories and myths in it, very entertaining :wink:
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    Ah! I've found it now. Sad to say, not really what I was after, because of the following:
    • Roman letters for easy reading
    I really was after a proper facsimile, which would of course be in black letter print.


    Hmmmm..... I think I see a scam going on here.... Back later, doing some investigating.
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    Godless: My personal bible is the KJV.
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    A good science book, on evolution, or Paleontology.
    "Nature is an infinite sphere whos center is everywhere and whose circumferense is nowhere."
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  17. #16 Re: What is your favorite bible? 
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    Quote Originally Posted by craterchains
    Mine is any I get my hands on durring a good discussion.
    So what your favorite version?
    one thats preferably closed.
    I was going to say one thats preferably closed locked in a chest, and buried down a mine shaft, on the moon.
    but one thats closed will surfice.
    "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense - Buddha"
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