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Offline chaplain76

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What is a good Bible to purchase?
« on: October 11, 2010, 02:50:39 PM »
As a Protestant who is moved by the claims of the Orthodox Church, I would really like to begin studying the Deuterocanonical books.  What English translation/publication is most widely accepted by the Orthodox?
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Re: What is a good Bible to purchase?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 02:53:29 PM »
It's hard to gauge what's "most widely accepted." There's an online Orthodox translation of the Septuagint here:

http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/zot.htm

You can also go with the Orthodox Study Bible, which some Orthodox like, but others have many reservations about.
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Re: What is a good Bible to purchase?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 03:10:37 PM »
The Revised Standard Version is decent. As well as the King James Version. Some protestants are surprised to learn that the Authorized KJV includes these books.

Good studying!
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Re: What is a good Bible to purchase?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 03:20:06 PM »
The Revised Standard Version is decent. As well as the King James Version. Some protestants are surprised to learn that the Authorized KJV includes these books.

A proof for disbelievers: http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Authorized-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/0192835254 ;)

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Re: What is a good Bible to purchase?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 04:20:31 PM »
It's hard to gauge what's "most widely accepted." There's an online Orthodox translation of the Septuagint here:

http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/zot.htm

You can also go with the Orthodox Study Bible, which some Orthodox like, but others have many reservations about.

The OSB is a nice translation.  I wish I could get a copy of the translation without the commentary.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: What is a good Bible to purchase?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 04:22:24 PM »
It's hard to gauge what's "most widely accepted." There's an online Orthodox translation of the Septuagint here:

http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/zot.htm

You can also go with the Orthodox Study Bible, which some Orthodox like, but others have many reservations about.

The OSB is a nice translation.  I wish I could get a copy of the translation without the commentary.

I agree- the translation itself isn't too bad, though perhaps inconsistent. I  still prefer an edition in "traditional" English... hopefully someone will print Michael Asser's translation at some point.
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