Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Seen a few here quote from it in their sigs. That good eh? I really like the rendering of Genesis from what I read thus far, espcially the "fluttering" bit.
Anyone direct me to an amazon.com link that is worth my money?
I read a Young's Literal from time to time, though I actually prefer this more obscure literal version from Arkansas. The Concordant Literal New Testament"
I understand the King James and the New King James are accepted as valid English translations within Orthodox, and so I consult them for "authoritative" references, but for my own personal readings daily I use this version as I have for several years, it really sings to my heart. I understand that these series of "literal" translations which arose from the American seminaries emphasis on Greek and Hebrew studies in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries rely upon the same Greek manuscripts which were used by the King James Version. I am a bit uncomfortable with the King James sometimes because it uses the more recent Jewish manuscripts rather then solely relying on the more accurate and ancient Septuagint versions, however I also understand that the translators aimed for a balance of the two using each other to explain the other mutually.
We in Ethiopia have one of the oldest versions of the Bible, but however old the version may be, in whatever language it might be written, the Word remains one and the same. It transcends all boundaries of empires and all conceptions of race. It is eternal.
HIM Haile Selassie "the Bible" speech