As Christians, we tend to only use one or two translations of the Bible, I know for me it has been the translation that I grew up with. The main problem with using only one translation of the Bible is that the reader cannot see verses in other contexts and word usage. Translations add a certain spice, if you will, to Bible study because even though all the passages in the Bible are of the same framework, the wording in different translations can be different and can add a better understanding of the passage just by using a different word (Cartwright & Hulshof, p. 62). Using different translations of the Bible gives Christians the ability to compare passages and verses with other translations of the same passage or verse (Cartwright & Hulshof, p. 62). An example of how using different translations can add to Bible study comes in John.
Inspiration The Bible, as we know, has gone through significant changes to get to its current stage. The majority of the bible was orally recited because only a few were learned while the majority of the old world was illiterate. These stories were continuously passed down for generations until they began to solidify them. After much if it was written down translations went from Greek called the Septuagint to Latin Vulgate then Wycliffe Bible which was the first English Bible, to The King James version, then the New American Standard Bible to the New International Version. The Bible was also canonized which meant that only
Literal Interpretation It’s commonly known that the Bible has hundreds of different translations. It is the most widely distributed book in human history. In all its forms, the Bible has been enormously influential. Literature art and music along with Western culture embedded to biblical themes, motifs, and images; such authors as King James version in English 1611, Martin Luther's translation in German 1534 influence
It consists of several scriptures, that are very different in the scope, purpose and content. Therefore we must read them in a different way compared to the rest of the literature. 2. The Bible was put together in thousands of years. It was written in Hebrew, Aramaic and ancient Greek language.
As the best-selling and most widely distributed non-fiction book in the world , the Bible still remains as a controversy today. Highly regarded by Christians from all over the place, the Bible, a collection of God’s holy words, covers centuries of history over hundreds of subjects. The Bible is a compile of 66 books which was written over a span of 1600 years by 40 different authors whose occupations varied from fishermen to physicians. People often seek the Bible to learn the truth of God’s words.It has been translated into more languages than any other book and it was the first book published with moveable type. However, skepticism is highly inevitable for some people when it comes to the concern of its validity.
In describing God's character and His abilities, the Bible uses descriptions that humans can easily grasp and relate to. In other words, God has to come down to level of humans so that mankind can get some kind of understanding of Him and who He is. If God used words to describe Himself in terminology that mankind was not familiar with or could not understand, then God would be talking to mankind, but He would not be communicating with mankind. It is God's desire to communicate and dwell among His creation. The God in biblical Scripture is a God who comes down and speaks to people and commune with them.
This is so because of the New Testament’s concurrent warnings against worldliness and its exhortation to the Christian to have impact upon the world for the gospel. Concerning warnings about worldliness, consider these admonitions in Romans 12:2; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 17; Colossians 2:8; James 1:27; and 1 John 2:15. Nevertheless, the New Testament is full of counsel to the Christian to be involved in culture. Note the following verses: Matthew 5:13-16; 28:19, 20; John 17:15, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:20; and Colossians 4:5. All these texts put Christians in a quandary on how to avoid spiritual contamination and moral impurity while at the same time carrying out the commission Jesus has given.
How does the interpretation of scripture inform the creedal affirmation of God as Trinity? How does faith in God influence speech about the attributes of God? Devastating as it is to hear and say, it appears that numerous factors challenge the understanding of God in Modern Theology. The most prevalent ones are: science in religion, religious practices and social issues. Additionally, profound questions are raised about the presence of God in almost every tragic historical event, unfavorable medical diagnosis, oppressed institutional setting, acts of terror, and natural disasters that appears evil, or out of character for the loving, creator and keeper of this vast universe.
There are many reasons why one might read, or would like to start reading the bible every day. The Bible can often help a person through a difficult time, reading the Bible might make them feel like God cares about them, or that the bible has a reading similar to the reader’s situation. Reading the Bible can serve as inspiration, inspiring the reader to lead a better life. It can bring them comfort to know how God cared and helped. Reading the bible every day can help to strengthen their relationship with God and helps to keep people from sin and purifies the soul.