History channel contradictions?
"Christians" please give me your thoughts on the "lost books" of the bible. And the changes that "may" have occured during translation.(from hebrew to english or whatever it was)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
>"Christians" please give me your thoughts on the "lost books" of the bible.
They're very interesting. They show the breadth of theologies and beliefs that existed among the early Christians, and how they put community above doctrinal purity even as they argued about these things.
>And the changes that "may" have occured during translation.(from hebrew to english or whatever it was)
Changes are inevitable. You cannot translate a large work from one language to another and get exactly the same meaning. Just like in English, we have words that are called synonyms but they aren't completely synonyms because then we wouldn't have so many different words - they have the same denotation but slightly differing connotations. Even time causes mistranslations as language changes and grows. That's why its wrong to make a book your God.
- oldguy63Lv 71 decade ago
There are no lost books, just lost people. Don't you think that people who would have to stoop to using fiction (DaVinci Code etc) to refute the Bible wouldn't use any thing they can conceive of to try and disprove the Bible. The 27 books of the New Testament were recognized by early believes within a few years of the death of the last Bible writer and those 27 books are stilll accepted. There are no changes of significance to the Bible translations since translations are not done from one another, they always go back an retranslate from the oldest and and most reliable manuscripts.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
THe bible is the bible. Theres no lost books. In fact according to revelation 22 bad things will happen to people who add to the bible or subract stuff from it. THe only error that may have been made is with versions other than KJV(direct translation from the original Greek and Hebrew).
All the versions at the below link are good but KJV's always your best bet..
- 1 decade ago
I've seen that special. Banned from the Bible?
Certain books mentioned seemed to have some creedence to them, such as the expansion of the telling of Adam and Eve. Other books, mostly new testament Gnostic works, were clearly hetetical and contradictory of the main text. Banning them would not have been a hard decision for anyone to make, even if one was looking at the Bible in the same context of a fictional saga.
The apocrypha are interesting, and perhaps someday I'll read them for myself. I do not, however, doubt the validity of their exclusion.
Edit: Too many "howevers" ... thank you very much, 3:00 am
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- 1 decade ago
In my opinion. if it is not part of the 66 books of the Bible, then dont bother. Your best bet is to get a strongs concordance, it has greek and hebrew translations for every word in the bible.
- 1 decade ago
There was nothing "lost". The problem is often the translation from James' English into modern English.