You need 430 scholarly men to translate Gods word ?
I suggest you rely rather on the HOLY SPIRIT to teach you .
All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 14:16-18 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and
1 Corinthians 1:
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
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- which I believe covers clearly the purpose and intent of this project), added to the above I would say:
Today, an important part Bible study is the comparison of translations. Regarding their comparative value, Miles Coverdale (b.1488-d.1568), the one credited with having produced the very first complete printed translation of the Bible into English, wrote: "...one translation declareth, openeth and illustrateth another, and ... in many cases one is a plain commentary unto another."
Apparently, the King James Version translators had also appreciated the work of early translators, for upon their title page they explained that their own work had been, "Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised."
Interestingly, these KJV translators had even further advised, that is, within their original "Preface: To the Reader": "Therefore as St Augustine [b.354-d.430] saith,'a variety of translations is profitable for finding out the sense of scriptures.'"
Although, for many, John 1:1 plainly declares Jesus (the Word) is God, few are aware of the number of other ways in which hundreds of Biblical Theologians, Scholars and Translators alike have, down thru the centuries, chosen to render the third clause of this verse – that is, as something other than, "and the Word was God."
Since John 1:1 may be the most discussed, explained and/or debated scripture of any in the Bible, after 20+ years study (as of 5/2012), it may interest you to know that there is soon to be released an Extensive Annotated Bibliography, providing the dedicated student of the Bible a sampling of what has been offered by many, well respected Bible scholars, that is, as to the many appropriate, alternative renditions of this most controversial scripture, John 1:1.
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