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Feb 15, 2015

Theology 101 Pt10

Speaker: Barry Teague

Series: Theology 101

IMPORTANT HISTORICAL TRANSLATIONS

Dead Sea Scrolls Greek Septuagint Vulgate Armenian Wycliffe

Tyndale Coverdale
The Great Bible Geneva Bible Bishop’s Bible

KJV
American Standard NASB
NIV

KJV CRITIQUE

1. The choice of versions is arbitrary

2. Why choose only this English Bible?

3. Why a recent edition?

4. The original KJV contained the apocrypha

5. Many old English words have lost their meaning or reversed their meaning:

1. 2 Thess 2:7 “He who now letteth, will let.” (hinder / permit)

THE WICKED BIBLE

KJV 1631

GOALS OF TRANSLATIONS

accuracy appropriateness naturalness form

PROBLEM OF TRANSLATIONS

Difference in languages

words; sentences; grammar; phrases

8 nouns: Book - Ancestry - Jesus - Christ - Son - David - Son - Abraham

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (KJV)

Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (NASB)

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (NIV)

Your minds, then, must be sober and ready for action; put all your hope in the grace brought to you by the revelation of Jesus Christ. (NJB)

So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the special blessings that will come to you at the return of Jesus Christ. (NLT)

CAN WE BE SURE WE HAVE THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD?

7,600 verses universally accepted 360 verses of little consequence 40 verses of concern

ERRORS IN MANUSCRIPTS

weshouldgoeatmom or godisnowhere y#o have won ten million dollars
yo# have won ten million dollars
you #ave won ten million dollras

you #av# won tenn million dollars you have #on ten million do##ars

3 KEYS

even if only one telegram, the message still comes through crystal clear

the more lines, the more potential errors

the more errors, the more sure we are of precisely what the message really is