Thread: The Bible
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: The Bible

Not at all.
Different languages are structured completely differently. There is only one word for love in english, the same word is used for saying "I love chocolate", "let's make love", "I love you". Other languages contain many more discriptive words than the english language. It was controversial at the time because it was considered a harsh language, not one fit for The Book. Because there were less words, does not mean it was misinterpreted, just interpreted.
Hence the need for different translations.
The largest need for different versions though is because language changes over time. People nowdays need to be able to understand it so it is translated and interpreted very very carefully to be contemporary and relevant to it's readers.
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