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Offline Hotep

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Bible Version?
« on: November 03, 2011, 06:10:24 PM »
Which Bible version is recommended by the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox canons? I have heard KJV and whereas I'm a fan of it, I don't know if it's spiritually accurate as it has Protestant origins. Thanks for your time.
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Re: Bible Version?
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 06:14:54 PM »
There are no officially recognized English translations.

If you like the KJV style, there is an online translation of the Orthodox Old Testament in the style of the KJV:

Hopefully a printed edition of this will come out eventually.

I would say the KJV's New Testament has no serious problems for Orthodox, so if you like that version the best stick with it.

For printed Bibles, I would say the Orthodox Study Bible (with both testaments), while far from perfect, is probably our best option overall at the moment.
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