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Offline TruthSeeker

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Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« on: August 31, 2005, 03:02:42 AM »

I am of the opinion that the Alexandrian texts are corrupted...and so I do not use the modern english translations  of the bible(except New King James) since they come from these inferior texts.

I take it that the orthodox church has always used the byzantine texts.

What is the churches stance on the Alexandrian texts and the bibles they have spawned?

Did you know that there is a new testament out there that has been translated from the Majority Text(byzantine).
http://www.emtvonline.com/

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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 03:42:20 AM »
What is the difference between the Byzantine and Alexandrian texts?  Are the differences major?

Personally I use the King James Bible as I prefer the linquistic style, but I check any verses that need clarification against my (Church) Greek Bible - and if I am still stumped I usually look at Trempella's interpretations. 

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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2005, 06:07:59 AM »
What is the difference between the Byzantine and Alexandrian texts? Are the differences major?

Read the text you... Greek!


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The actual site has an interesting observation on the matter.
Very interesting.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2005, 06:08:18 AM by sin_vladimirov »
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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2005, 12:35:47 PM »
http://www.emtvonline.com/

What a cheesy website.  I'm sorry, but I'm skeptical of any single person's translation.
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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005, 02:56:51 PM »
I'm looking at this and noticing several things.

If you look these passages up in the Unbound Bible you can see that a lot of the time the English translations take the "received" interpretation anyway. Clearly (and our mystery respondent tends to admit this) translation here is more than just picking one version and rendering it as literally as possible. (And in fact the KJV follows that principle.)

It's also clear that the NRSV is adventurous. But listening to familiar passages on Sunday mornings will tell you that.

In between, the secret agenda of this fellow is that an infallible-as-he-takes-it bible requires an infallible text. It seems to me, in practice, that other than disrecommending the NRSV (which I would in any case) his point is feeble to crankish.

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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2005, 03:08:23 PM »
An interesting thing from the life of St. Silouan the Athonite - the Patron of my username! - comes to mind.  He said that if the scriptures, the liturgical texts, the patristic writtings were all lost overnight it wouldn't matter.  Those imbued with the Holy Spirit that are living now would re-write them, not word for word, but in the same spirit.  Nothing of the Church would be lost. 

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Re: Orthodoxy and corrupted scripture
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2006, 02:04:15 PM »
What is the difference between the Byzantine and Alexandrian texts?  Are the differences major?

While compared to the Byzantine, the Alexandrian text-type tends to have a docetist understanding of Christ. For example, the resurrection in the Gospel of Mark is omitted in the Alexandrian text. The Alexandrian-text type is error filled, and just plain sloppy. Forget the NIV, being the "oldest" does not make a text the "most reliable."
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