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In Hebrews two verse seven, two variations are found where some manuscripts (handwritten copies) do have the clause: “You set Him over the work of your hands” while it is lacking in others. What could be the origin of this clause, and could it be part of the original autograph of Hebrews?
KJV: “You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet. ”
Most modern Bibles, even the Jewish Bible agree with the NIV without this clause: “You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and put everything under his feet.” Continue reading
130 The Polyglot of Ximines
In a previous post I referred to the polyglot (many languages) of cardinal Ximines of Spain.
This post is derived from an article by Dan Graves published in “This week in Christian History”.
Dan Graves, MSL writes:
Maybe you’ve skimmed down the columns of one of those Bibles that has four, or even eight translations side by side. It is interesting to compare their wording. Such Bibles are useful for study, especially if one column gives the original Greek or Hebrew. We call them polyglot Bibles and they help us catch the meaning of the original words.
In many places in the Bible two or more groups of people are mentioned in opposition to one another. To which group we identify ourselves can blind us for something important in that Scripture. Do we see ourselves as part of the original tribe of Israel, or do we identify with people who have been saved out of the heathen world? In Romans fifteen verse seven we have such a case where our point of observance can make a difference. Continue reading
129 Source Text.
Initially anybody who required a copy of the original autographs of the epistles, gospels or any other part of the New Testament had to make his own, or employ a scribe to make a copy. These copies were usually made on papyrus, the common writing material, or sometimes on parchment, a much more expensive but more durable material. We call all handwritten material manuscripts to distinguish them from printed copies that originated centuries later. Continue reading
In Jude verses 22 – 23 we have a situation on which a final answer seems not to be possible. And in reading the different versions we sort of create our own understanding of what we read.
Let us look at a few versions: Continue reading