Question: Exodus 22:28 in the King James Version states we are not to revile the gods. Some explain it meaning governors while some translations state “do not revile God.” What is the true history of this verse? Thank you. Answer: The word in question is elohim in the Hebrew. This word is typically translated “God,” but…

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by Ethan R. Longhenry In my personal reading I have just completed two books that discuss the origins of the King James Version: In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture, by Alister McGrath, and God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, by…

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Question: What do you think about the “God’s Word” Translation? Answer: God’s Word is a “dynamic equivalent” translation, which simply means it favors readability over strictly following the original text. It is on the order of the New Living Translation. It is less strict than the New International Version, but not quite to the level…

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Question: Regarding your statement on in “Jesus is God”: “To get what Jehovah’s Witnesses wish to claim, that Jesus was just a god in the sense that some men are “gods” in that they are God’s representatives you would need “and the Word was God” (καὶ θεός ?ν ὁ λόγος) in the Greek. This is why…

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Question: Is it dangerous to use the NIV Bible? Answer: Dangerous would be too strong of a word. It has many misleading translations, which if you are not aware of them could lead you to the wrong conclusion. See “The New International Version” for more details.

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Question: USA Today, Wednesday, September 2, ran an article about the New International Bible. An updated version is coming out in 2011. Do you have an opinion about this Bible? What version do you use? Answer: The New International Version, while easy to read is a flawed translation. See “The New International Version” for details. The…

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Question: Hi! I have a question concerning something I’ve seen in Ephesians and I Timothy. In Ephesians 1:10 it says, “Unto the economy of the fullness of the times, to head up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth, in Him.” Ephesians 3:9 says, “And to enlighten…

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Question: Why are all of your translations in Greek instead of Hebrew, which would be the language Jesus spoke in? Answer: The following is specific toward Matthew, which is usually the one book people like to claim was originally written in Hebrew: Was Matthew originally written in Hebrew or Aramaic? The simple fact is that it…

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