Monday, March 1, 2010
KJV 1611- Not the Best Translation
Is the KJV 1611 Edition the "right" Bible as many say. It certainly is a good translation but does this mean other translations are wrong. Some even ignorantly say other translations are not of God. Well how silly. Where does this come from. I would ask a KJV only person which revision is the correct revision since the KJV (which is a good translation) has been revised several times. Also, where in the Bible does God guarantee that any translator of the Bible, anyone who copies the Bible, anyone who preached the Bible, or anyone who teaches the Bible, will be infallibly correct? [There is no such Scripture. The doctrine of infallibility of the translation in the King James is not a Bible doctrine; it is a manmade scheme by some partly ignorant and some partly influenced by bad motives.]
Dan Wallace is a professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Wallace is considered an authority on Koine Greek grammar and New Testament textual criticism among New Testament scholars. He also served as senior New Testament editor for the NET Bible and has founded the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. The purpose of the institution is to preserve the Greek text of the New Testament by taking digital photographs of all extant Greek New Testament Manuscripts.
Dan says and I quote: "First, I want to affirm with all evangelical Christians that the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant, inspired, and our final authority for faith and life. However, nowhere in the Bible am I told that only one translation of it is the correct one. Nowhere am I told that the King James Bible is the best or only ‘holy’ Bible. There is no verse that tells me how God will preserve his word, so I can have no scriptural warrant for arguing that the King James has exclusive rights to the throne. The arguments must proceed on other bases.
The he says "Second, the Greek text which stands behind the King James Bible is demonstrably inferior in certain places." end quote
Tomorrow we will see why he says the Greek text behind the King James is inferior.
What do you think? I would love to hear your comments.