- May 7, 2009
You have two statements underlined! But I am assuming you are references this statement:Maybe, maybe not, but Cheveron Dove, and why haven’t you addressed/answered the first part of my question [underlined above],
"Could ANY of the so devout Christians generally, specifically Christian scholars [including the Pope/Archbishops etc] be specific as to which of the 50 English translations [from Amharic or Ancient Hebrew into Greek, Latin and subsequently English and all of the other European languages, isn't translation STILL being a far from perfect science] are the CREATOR’s words as opposed to various human scribes; as wouldn’t "
I did answer this statement but I will expound. I am a 'BLACK CHRISTIAN' and cannot speak for the actions of the Roman Catholics or Popes or Archbishops of how they determined out of the many English translations what to be perfect science and are the CREATOR's words as opposed to what MOSES really did write or other prophets before their diaspora. But I believe that we need to CONTINUALLY regard ancient scripts like the KJV Version of the Holy Bible and other ancient scripts that we can understand and compare and contrast. Depending on what government we are under, whether UK or USA or Ethiopia, we need to respect those systems but also CONTINUALLY regard anciet scripts.
Based on my own research I believ the KJV version is valid and regard the 1776 Separation of the AMericans from their basis is a crucial point to consider due to the basis of the Bible (KJV) and this American Constitution, especially regarding the issue of 'the Peculiar Institution' [ie CHATTEL SLAVERY].
I have studied the process of how the KJV came to be. I have studied about how the Septuagint came to be printed and translated from Hebrew into Kione Greek and then later translations.
I have studied about the COUNCILS during and after the AD 300s and the outrage of the Jews and Hebrews about their ancient scripts.
I have studied about the BIBLE CANONS and Deuterocanons, and Ecclesiastic books, and etc.
I have considered the reasonings of how certain Bibles decided to include certain books and written works as opposed to others.
I have read about the Book of the Maccabees, the Book of Tobit, the extra writings of Esther and Daniel, the Book of Wisdom, Baruch, the extra writings of Lamentations, Jubilees, Watchers, and etc.
I have studied and am continuing to study about the PHOENICIAN ALPHABET
I have studied and am continuing to study about the PALEO-HEBREW ALPHABET
I have studied and am continuing to study about the later Hebrew script and the Assyrian script
I have studied about the Dead Sea Scrolls found in Qumran and scripts that were written in Aramaic, Hebrew, and how they had been in the nearby libraries in Qumran before they ended up in about 11 caves in that region and, how the certain books were dated based on their content.
I understand some of the dating processes based on the content and why, for instance some Jews didn't accept certain Hebrew scripts and etc.
So, again, I believe that we should, today, continue to review these issues and regard it as a continual work in progress.
I use and accept the KJV and understand how the Masoretic text became a part of the process in how it was translated. I believe that, like the Exodus content, the CREATOR starts at the top, meaning with the HEAD of a government when he begins to JUDGE the earth and then goes down the line that HE sets up, so the THEBAN PRIESTHOOD and then the PHARAOH was judged first. Likewise, that is why I don't consider all of the other Bible translations my first source to consider the WORD OF GOD, but deal with the KING JAMES efforts to have the Bible translated. I believe that THE CREATOR will deal with the issue of 1776 and how America split from the KING's government to keep SLAVERY as law.
I believe in the Bible about MOSES and the EXODUS because it deals with BLACK AFRICAN OPPRESSION, the White European Christians did not thwart this message in the KJV Version.
I believe the KJV Bible about SIMON the BLACK [ie SIMON PETER] and their Bible KJV did not thwart this message about BLACK AFRICAN OPPRESSION.
I believe the KJV Bible about it content and also the statement that the English language is not DEEP and therefre we need to research the words and scriptures for the more complete message.