User Profile: JGraham III

JGraham III

Member Since: September 22, 2010

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  • [1] July 27, 2014 at 10:04pm

    Indeed and neither they or the currently accepted translations seem to have any effect on you, so what is your point exactly?
    The “changing’ of words hardly affects the underlying meaning to any serious degree, so please do us all a favor and don’t be niggling about things out of your field.

  • [1] July 27, 2014 at 9:59pm

    Sal:
    Versions are copies (today mass produced by the good ol’ printing press) made from translations from one language to another. To the best knowledge of scholars there are no “autographs” (originals) extant today. However, something you must understand about the scribes of the Lord’s day is that they were careful to the extreme about exact copies. The Hebrew scriptures that were in circulation when the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and examined were virtually identical, and no words were different between the two or at least according to what I was taught.
    Many portions of the NT were translated simultaneously from the ‘original’ into the other two common languages of the Roman world. Latin (of course) Greek and Estrangelo Aramaic. What the original language was is anyone’s guess but likely Aramaic or Greek.
    Don’t make the mistake of thinking any of this was casual as the early Christians were as serious about copying as were their Hebrew counterparts. There are indeed differences between translations, but hardly any of them cause serious differences in understanding.
    The Bible has been likened to a beautifully woven tapestry where one thread is so tightly incorporated so as to make it impossible to remove without seriously affecting the rest. In other words, errors in translation are easy to spot by the scholars because of the integrity of the remaining clear portions of the Word.

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  • July 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

    Addendum:
    Read “fowls” of the air.. ‘fouls’ is another story.

  • July 27, 2014 at 4:23pm

    roscoe:
    Read the posting again. “by revelation” means God said it and someone (in this case Moses) wrote it down. I realize for the unbeliever this is absurd, but happily the veracity of the Bible doesn’t rest on the unbelieving ones acceptance of it.
    As far as the part of “the evening and the morning”, any decent book on the Hebraisms of the Bible would tell you this. There are many scholars of the scriptures that could tell where actually to look, but if you truly are inquiring because you want to know, you can find them easily. If you are just another nay-sayer who wants to foment more controversy, nothing I say will suffice.

  • July 27, 2014 at 4:18pm

    Blink: here we go again…
    Genesis says God made the fouls of the air..(Genesis 1:20), so in my estimation the ‘chicken’ is antecedent to the egg. So it is debatable if your You tube link is actually the best available. But as “proof” either way is debatable and largely unacceptable by the other side of the argument, “around and around we go”. Have a good week with the lab and its denizens!

  • July 26, 2014 at 11:34pm

    prov1:
    Sounds like a great dog; don’t be goin’ and cursin’ him by comparing him to the O person, who was not particularly wanted by either of his parents, if the tales are true. That sets up some critical attitudes in a young man, and I submit we are witnessing O’s acting out those frustrations by doing increasingly damaging acts in order for people to notice him.. Not a psychologist but the b*st*rd ‘curse’ is a real deal and is responsible for some horrible things throughout history

  • [45] July 26, 2014 at 3:45pm

    My guess is the li’l darling hyperventilated..

  • July 26, 2014 at 3:43pm

    seriously black?…

  • [1] July 26, 2014 at 2:14pm

    For anyone who cares, the phrase “the evening and the morning” which appears several times in conjunction with Creation and God’s re-ordering of things, is a Hebrew idiom meaning one 24 hour period. So the person who penned Genesis (presumably Moses) if that person was in fact doing so by revelation, was recording what God wanted us to know. Creation was performed in a series of 24 hour periods, period.

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  • [-1] July 26, 2014 at 2:06pm

    @Molon:
    Just an idle question: which came first the chicken or the egg on Blink’s face? Sorry.. couldn’t help it..

  • [20] July 26, 2014 at 1:49pm

    Turds in search of a punchbowl?

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  • July 26, 2014 at 10:30am

    Then again Harry Reid could drown in his own drool…

  • July 26, 2014 at 10:20am

    What do you mean “pretty soon”? And, BTW, the odds are never in our favor…

  • [1] July 26, 2014 at 12:59am

    Very appropriate prayer. Be prepared for Him to answer it!

  • July 25, 2014 at 9:44am

    No, Blink, you get it through YOUR head. The man expressed an opinion (which BTW you do with such alacrity it is astounding to those of us less ‘blessed’ by such intellect..) and rather than the company paying him to express his opinion (which according to the article is his JOB..) he is paying for it.. that is censorship and even you can’t be so blind as to not to see that.
    I personally don’t care what a gay person decides to use his/her bodily orifices for, whether or not said activity is prescribed by nature as fitting that bodily function; but for me or any other person who has the sense that God gave a goose to point out such aberrancy as being so and be terminated for it is censorship and a violation of free speech.
    “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.. wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever”…Romans 1:22, 24&25..thats from that book you claim to know better than I do, Blink. The only thing missing from the text is a picture of you to help those who can’t understand what they read.

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:58pm

    Blink:
    I was not aware that a private company can violate a person’s free speech by firing them.. the government aside from any of this. A person is free to speak unless their words are of the kind as yelling fire in a crowded theater. The company can fire him but so can he sue for violation of his right of free speech and hopefully he will win a rather large cash settlement.

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:54pm

    Look up Medina and Hunt’s Point. As a citizen of Washington state, I can tell you this is one of the wealthiest places in the state. Bill Gates lives there as does the CEO of Amazon.. $25,000 is petty cash to these people, and yet most extremely wealthy people operate on what is known as O.P.M. ‘other people’s money’. It will be interesting to see if Medina gets re-imbursement or if some city council members will suddenly decide that they have other things in their lives to do rather than be involved in city government…

  • July 24, 2014 at 10:46pm

    The city of Medina is billing the hosts, and likely have statutes in place that if the hosts don’t pay a lien can be slapped on their property until payment is made. Should be interesting!

  • July 24, 2014 at 4:28pm

    Luc:
    While I am not a scholar per se either, I do know a little about the origins of the Scriptures, partiulcarly the NT. I am aware of the leaving out of the Apocrypha in the more modern versions, but the 1611 KJV contained it. If you are referring to the so-called Gnostic Gospels, it is easy to recognise them as spurious simply comparing them to the much more documented and verifiable ‘accepted’ NT books.
    I also am aware of manuscript discoveries that are more accurate than the ones used by Erasmus who is credited with producing the ‘critical text’ used to translate the KJV into English. Of particular interest (at least to me) are the Aramaic texts that have been discovered and examined within the last 100 years.
    It all boils down to this however: is the Bible as received “the Word of God’ or isn’t it? For a person who doesn’t accept that or has serious doubts, the issue of what is left out or is included is moot as it would or shouldn’t matter either way. For a believer, and especially one that is interested in the fine nuances of the Word, it becomes a lifetime of study.

  • [3] July 24, 2014 at 4:12pm

    Let’s hear it for “free speech” where anything or any opinion is allowable…except where it disagrees with the accepted norm or isn’t offensive… NOT! Free speech means a person’ disagreeable or offensive speech is protected no matter how it offends someone else.

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