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Which version of Bible is authentic
02-19-2010, 11:50 AM
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Which version of Bible is authentic
Long time the question is asked from Christian, that which version of Bible they considered as most authentic. History has proven that Bible is writen in 3 different main versions.

1) Hebrews

2) Greek

3) Samaritan

But all these are not identical, and contain many differences. So can any Honest Christian clear this problem?
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02-19-2010, 12:34 PM (This post was last modified: 02-19-2010 12:40 PM by Stereophonic.)
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
For Christians, the Hebrew Scripture is the Old Testament, which describes the human condition and begins to paint a picture of what God will do to solve the predicament into which humankind has fallen.

The Samaritan Scripture consists of the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture.

For Christians, the Greek Scripture is the New Testament, which gives provides the fullest picture of what God has now done for us in 1) becoming incarnate as a human, 2) being born to the virgin Mary, 3) giving us a perfect example of how to live and love, 4) dying on a Roman cross, and 5) rising from the dead. The New Testament also tells us that Jesus will one day return to wrap up the current chapter of earthly existence, and usher in new age where all sin and evil and suffering will be banished forever.

At any rate, your question (as you ask it) is unintelligible, since for us the complete Bible, consisting of all of the books of the Hebrew Scripture and all of the books of the Greek Scriptures constitutes the full written revelation of God.

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02-19-2010, 12:43 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
Ok, so you say that all the 3 versions, (Hebrews, Greek, Samaritan) are considered equaly authentic by Christians? Can we confirm this statement of yours?
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02-19-2010, 12:52 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
What do you mean by "equally authentic"? Christians have an approach to Scripture that is entirely different from the approach that Muslims take with their Qur'an.

The Hebrew Old Testament picture provides historical context, and the Greek New Testament provides the culimination in which God's acts decisively for the salvation of humankind. Each book and each chapter and each verse is interpreted within the context of all scripture.

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02-19-2010, 01:08 PM (This post was last modified: 02-19-2010 01:12 PM by Parousia.)
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
(02-19-2010 12:52 PM)Stereophonic Wrote:  What do you mean by "equally authentic"? Christians have an approach to Scripture that is entirely different from the approach that Muslims take with their Qur'an.

The Hebrew Old Testament picture provides historical context, and the Greek New Testament provides the culimination in which God's acts decisively for the salvation of humankind. Each book and each chapter and each verse is interpreted within the context of all scripture.

I think she was referring to the Hebrew/Aramaic Hebrew scriptures, the Greek Septuagint and the Samaritan Pentateuch, all of which have some differences from each other.
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02-19-2010, 01:10 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
(02-19-2010 12:52 PM)Stereophonic Wrote:  What do you mean by "equally authentic"? Christians have an approach to Scripture that is entirely different from the approach that Muslims take with their Qur'an.

The Hebrew Old Testament picture provides historical context, and the Greek New Testament provides the culimination in which God's acts decisively for the salvation of humankind. Each book and each chapter and each verse is interpreted within the context of all scripture.

Since the post os about Bible, wouuld politely request to refrain using any other scripture, as it will only prove that your own scripture is not good enough, that you need refernce from other scripture.

Now, since you say that you believe in all 3 versions equally. Can you please clarify these contradictions between these 3 scriptures?

The Jews think that the book which they have is true and original,
free from all corruption.
The Christians, on the other hand, claim that the Septuagint version of the Bible which is with them is free from any possible distortion and change, while the Jews deny this and contradict their statement.
The Samaritans consider their Pentateuch to be the only genuine version as compared to all others. There is nothing with them to eliminate the doubts about this difference of opinion among them.(1)
The same difference of opinion is found among the Christians regarding the Evangel. For the Christians have four versions of the Evangel which have been combined together in a single book, The first version is of Matthew, the second of Mark, the third of Luke and the fourth of John. Each of them wrote his gospel according to his own preaching in his own
area with the help of his memory. There are innumerable contradictions, incompatibilities and inconsistencies between their various accounts regarding the attributes of Jesus, his message, the time of his Crucifixion and his genealogy. The contradictions are irresolvable.

Alongside this the Marcionites and the Ebionites have their separate version of the Evangels, each being different from the present canonical gospels.
The Manichaeans also claim to have an Evangel of their own totally different from the current accepted gospels. They claim that this is the only genuine Evangel precinct in the world and the rest are inauthentic. They have another evangel called the Evangel of AD 70 (Septuagint) which is ascribed to Ptolamaeus. The Christians in general do not recognize this gospel as genuine.

In the presence of the above multifarious differences to be found within the corpus of the Judaeo-Christian revelation, it is almost impossible for them to sort out the truth.


Note: The Septuagint is the oldest version of the Old Testament. The Septuagint is so-called because in the
third century BC severity’ (more correctly seventy-two) translators were sent to Alexandria where they
prepared this translation with their combined effort. Later on, the same translation was acknowledged by
Greeks as their Bible.
1) Britannica page 868 vol. 14. Marcion.

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02-19-2010, 01:15 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
If all TruthWon is going to do is cut and paste from her Islamic website, then I suppose the only corresponding response is to refer everyone to http://www.answering-islam.org/

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02-19-2010, 01:34 PM
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(02-19-2010 01:15 PM)Stereophonic Wrote:  If all TruthWon is going to do is cut and paste from her Islamic website, then I suppose the only corresponding response is to refer everyone to http://www.answering-islam.org/

So you dont have answers of all the true allegations on Christians? or you are accepting it that your faith is based on contradictions and mis-guided information?
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02-19-2010, 06:04 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
(02-19-2010 01:34 PM)TruthWon Wrote:  
(02-19-2010 01:15 PM)Stereophonic Wrote:  If all TruthWon is going to do is cut and paste from her Islamic website, then I suppose the only corresponding response is to refer everyone to http://www.answering-islam.org/

So you dont have answers of all the true allegations on Christians? or you are accepting it that your faith is based on contradictions and mis-guided information?

Yep, Bible-believing Christians are the same as you Muslims accepting the contradictions and nonsense in the Quran.
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02-19-2010, 07:15 PM
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RE: Which version of Bible is authentic
(02-19-2010 06:04 PM)biomystic Wrote:  ...Bible-believing Christians are the same as you Muslims...

Only the most fundamentalist of Christians are like the Muslims in their approach to Scripture.

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