KOCHI- An 'Indianised' Bible with references to the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Manusmriti and drawings of a turbaned Joseph and sari clad Mother Mary with baby Jesus in her arms, is making waves in Kerala.
This is an unprecedented venture as Indian scriptures Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Mausmriti have been used in a Bible by way of interpretations to biblical passages for the first time, says Catholic church spokesperson Father Paul Thelekat. This is an attempt to make contextual reading and understanding.
There are 24 line drawings, including those of mosque, temple and church with slippers outside, by the late Christopher Coelho....
Jim Lincoln wrote: Comparing Bible Translations is also written by a well-known conservative person. He leaves up to the individual to rationally to decide which version of the Bible to use. After looking at both our correspondence, Engineer people should be able to decide which version of the Bible to use.
Strange that you agree with someone who says that all Bibles are inerrant and inspired, yet you turn around and condemn the KJV as being grossly error ridden. If some modern versions are the closest to the originals, why are they being revised?
Engineer, I didn't give any Bible (English) history reference, but just for people who want to see another side, Series Title: The History of the English Bible, this would be a good site. I don't agree with Dr. Wallace about the ASV for being "wooden". Its major problem is the diacritical marks that were put in the original publication. This made the ASV very hard to read. The Jehovah Witnesses stop using it back in the '50s because it was too accurate. The Church of Christ through their publishing arm, "Star" publishing put their Arminian theology in some extra pages in the middle of the facsimile that they published. You can cut it out if you do it carefully. It shows that many people cannot stand literal accuracy. Anyway, there are some small items I don't agree on with Dr. Wallace.
The Comparing Bible Translations is also written by a well-known conservative person. He leaves up to the individual to rationally to decide which version of the Bible to use. After looking at both our correspondence, Engineer people should be able to decide which version of the Bible to use.
Also, for a good reason to use a Ryrie Study Authorised Bible,( King James )
SEE comparison CHART: CHART COMPARISON OF BIBLE DIFFERENCES shows the most significant areas of change in modern translations which affect fundamental Christian doctrine. As Jim's link shows, the textual basis of what you choose is part of choice of 'which bible'? Only some of huge number of alterations to vital doctrines.(Differences in length of a divine name, again from Jim's list) For a true history of the English Bible see