7. Translations for Specific Groups.

Translations for Specific Groups.

5. Translations for specific groups.

Some groups, denominations or communities create translations with their own choice of words, sometimes manipulating the text or even omitting or including words or phrases to serve their own needs or doctrines. The Jehovah’s Witnesses as well as the Mormons use their own adapted Bibles.

Recently I heard that a Bible is being prepared to accommodate the needs of the homosexual community.

Translations made by the different Bible Societies are to a great extent free of manipulation of the text. Most of the larger denominations are represented or have a say in the final product. The Bible Societies make use of specialists of the original languages, specialists with an elaborate knowledge of the cultural, historic and geographic background of the Biblical times. Furthermore they always work as a group together, struggling jointly with the texts to find the best possible translation. This ensures that their translations are to a great extent free of individualistic interpretations or preferences. They strive to be as objective and linguistic correct as possible.

Even if you belong to a specific group for which a version was translated you should notice where this version differs from the other versions, and take note of the reason why that rendering had been altered. Then ask yourself whether it is within the Will of God!

God bless!


About Herman of bibledifferences.net

The reasons for the differences between older Bibles like the King James Version and newer Bibles like the New International Version have fascinated me ever since my studies in Theology at the University of Pretoria in the seventies. I have great respect for scribes through the ages as well as Bible translators, so there must be good reasons for the differences. With more than 5600 Greek manuscripts and more than 19000 manuscripts of ancient translations to our disposal, the original autographs of the New Testament can be established without doubt. I investigate the reasons behind the differences and publish the facts in a post on my blogs www.bibledifferences.net (Afrikaans: www.bybelverskille.wordpress.com) to enable my readers to judge for themselves. Personally I love to make an informed decision based of facts. That is why I endeavor to provide that same privilege to the readers of my blogs. Since 1973 I am married to my dear wife and greatest friend, Leah Page, founder director of Act-Up Support (www.actup.co.za) a prayer ministry for families struggling with drug-, occult- and other dependencies. We are blessed with two daughters and two sons, four grand sons and two grand daughters. God is alive and omnipotent! Glory to His Name! Herman Grobler.
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