Have any of you Christfags (or Jewfags, I suppose) read this? Apparently it's closer to the original Hebrew than any current translation.
I'm not religious, but I'm interested in the history and poetry of the Bible. From the few excepts I've read, the poetry is pretty impressive. It's also packed with historical and literary commentary. I'm thinking about buying it.
I mostly use 1611 KJV and an unkiked edition of Strong's Exhaustive Concordance. I also have Green's Interlinear Bible, but I don't use it particularly often.
It's fucking boring filler
You will need this.
The 1611 is solid, but apparently it's a bit florid compared to the hebrew. Also, the translators seem to have taken more than a few liberties – most likely due to their agenda. For example, the word that is translated to "anoint" is more like "moisten" in Hebrew – if the child is "anointed" it serves as a better precursor to the New Testament as opposed to "moistened". Another one is the term "soul"; soul is more of a Christian concept and the term that they derived it from is literally "life breath".
To be a concept or not to be a concept that is the question.
The fuck are you talking about, fedorawitz?
The Bible is a product of the human imagination. It's fiction. Does this make you feel better?
>u wont refill up any until all u have left is 1 close to running out
>The Bible is a product of the human imagination.
But is it postmodern egalitarian relativism?
This makes sure that when I travel I can wipe anywhere in the world.
That's what strong's is for. Going back to the hebrew and greek to get the proper definition. Green's is also decent for this.
This is my bathroom in my private leer jet silly.
The old testament, not so much
Quite the opposite
I'm sure it's a valuable resource, but there's more to translation than the word-for-word meaning.
I'm empty, have to go now.
It's not my problem if you become covered in shit. Feel free to fuck off at any time.
But a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another, is only a symbolical narrative.
Cool word salad, brah.
I found some more in the other bathroom.
I don't think I could resist pissing all over that
It was in the bathroom classic.
For that use this.
You don't ever want to run out.
Are you upset that people want to have a serious discussion about something and it activates your feelings of intellectual inadequacy, or are you just an insufferable fedora who's mad because people are talking about the Bible? Is it too """reddit""" for you? Talk to me, anon. I want to help.
My God no please carry on. I'm not doing anything to you just trying to be part of an Allegory.
Boy you guys have no humor.
>be a part of an allegory
Funny, it seems like you're trying to force it
No not at all please continue with the metaphor. I just leave you experts to it.
try out the word.net. it's free. if it's not, pirate it.
It's based on the King James 1611 translation, isn't it?
thats the gayest shit ever posted in an anonymous image board.
>translation than the word-for-word meaning.
Yes there is. The only thing better than 1611 KJV + Strongs + Green's Interlinear is actually learning Hebrew, Chaldee, Samarian, and Koine Greek. If you want to do that I'm not going to stop you.
That's how BPD religious anons are.
Secular anons, how would you rate the holy books if you had to objectively?
8/10 lots of interesting stories to read
8/10 lots of interesting stories to read plus Jesus and some other extra shit
3/10 they striped out all the good shit and made 70 percent of it about sucking allahs cock
>Hindu religious texts
Have never read them in full but "Now I am become death the destroyer of worlds" sounds badass as fuck so I give it a 7/10
Yeah, or I could just read a translation by a top scholar who dedicated 2 decades to translating it.
A top scholar like Green?
Buddhist texts > Old Testament > Hindu texts > Tao Te Ching > New Testament > Dianetics > African Ooga Booga >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Quran
First of all, I'm not too interested in the New Testament. From a literary standpoint, it's an inferior work. And like I said, there's more to translation than the word-for-word – any autist can do that.
From a purely philosophical perspective, the canonical Buddhist texts are richer than any of the Abrahamic texts
Ya right true xmasers make it up as they go.