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  1. I plan on trying to revisit mine a year later and see where and if I change anything.

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  2. One of my steps in detaching from that sect was moving to the NKJV for awhile. The notes in it about manuscript differences was very enlightening.

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  3. Lucas Lambers

    What about the Hebrew and Greek Testament themselves in church?

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    1. Well, the Orthodox use Greek for both Testaments.

      Since the common folk will not understand Hebrew and Greek, why not the language of their ears?

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      1. Lucas Lambers

        Well, then, I suppose I applaud the Orthodox. I didn’t realize, though, that you yourself would be reading these translations to the congregation. That makes a great deal of difference.

        I do dream of a day, though, where in some churches, though it probably wouldn’t be good for all churches to adopt this way of doing things, but some churches adopting the original languages for public readings and having different english translations in the pews.

        I’ve heard it said before that many Christians find discomfiting the exceeding abundance of translations available, especially when the arbitrariness of different translations’ philosophies is pointed out to them. I think throwing in the Hebrew and Greek for public reading would, ironically, restore some of this faith. Though the plurality persists, it’s an easy plurality, while the hard to read single, unitary thing remains comfortably and faithfully under the noses, always available for the interesting exegesis of a more learned pastor or scholar.

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        1. I would have no real issue of reading the original language from the Table, Altar, or pulpit (or however you’d name it) as I think it would give an air of sacredness to Scripture.

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          1. Lucas Lambers

            that was a very quick response


  4. Bryon,

    Sounds like a good idea, really. When I started thinking about, I realized how far I had come from my old KJVO position.

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