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  •  Okay, maybe not the "original" (3+ / 0-)
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    but what's come down to us through history -- the texts that have been used to come up with the various translations going back to Gutenberg's printing press and before. Every time a new translation is announced, the publishers make it clear that the authors worked from the original Hebrew/Greek.

    When I was in high school, I attended a non-denominational church; I don't remember how conservative they might have been politically (this was the 1970s; the Moral Majority was in its infancy), but the church was very teaching-oriented, and in the "teachings" (they didn't call them sermons) they were meticulous in going back to the Hebrew and Greek sources to look at the context behind various passages. I had a copy of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance on my bookshelves at home, as did many of my fellow youth group members, and they even offered courses in Hebrew and Greek for those who were interested.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:39:25 AM PDT

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    •  One of my best friends in high school (0+ / 0-)

      was a PK (preacher's kid) and I remember being at her house when her older brother and sister were home from college. They were doing their Greek homework, taken specifically for religious reasons, so I don't understand this "Greek text" thing.

      (That was also one of my first lessons in ecumenism as they were Baptist and I was Catholic at the time; I was kind of scared they might stone me when I showed up at their house, but they were the sweetest people! Hee! The stuff kids think.)

      Get old and do lots of stuff in the process. Half of the fun is trying everything out. --Noddy

      by Debby on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:49:29 AM PDT

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