[Moved to exploring Christianity] Greetings to all - I have a question
I am interested in finding out what would be considered to be the most accurate translation of the bible. I've searched the polls section, and all I found was a poll asking for people's favorite translation, which turned out to be the kjv.
Is there any translation that can be recommended as the most accurate translation? Are there any translations that I should completely avoid?
I tend to use the New King James Version, but the Amplified Version is also good (gives you every possible meaning for each word). Of course, if you're really trying to understand a particular passage, nothing beats grappling with the original language. I am learning Hebrew at the moment, and realise just how much meaning and depth is lost in translation.
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The 1995 NASB is considered most accurate by many...
I regularly use the NASB, NIV, KJV, The Complete Hebrew Bible, and I also have other
bibles including a copy of The 1599 Geneva Bible...that version came over
with the pilgrims.
I would suggest that if you are interested in reading the bible, then get a translation
you can read and understand the language it uses.
A study bible it is quite informative and many newbies or seekers find it useful.
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Last edited by BFine; 5th September 2011 at 06:08 PM.