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47. The Virgin Birth

47. The Virgin Birth 47 The Virgin Birth In all history, how many virgins-births occurred? Mat.1:23: (MKJV) “Behold, the virgin shall conceive in her womb, and will bear a son. And they will call His name Emmanuel,” which being interpreted is, God with … Continue reading

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46 Angelic Proclamation; Luke 2:14

46 Angelic Proclamation A single letter makes a difference! (Luke 2:14) Is the form of the Greek word for goodwill or favor eudokia or eudokias ? Did the angels sing a song proclaiming peace with three strophes? (eudokia) Did they sing: Glory to God … Continue reading

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45. The Basic Principles of the World; Galatians 4:3

45. The Basic Principles of the World. When we hear the word VOLVO, many of us would probably think of a Swedish automobile claiming to convey its occupants even at high speed with great safety and comfort. The name this … Continue reading

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43 The end of Romans; Rom.16:24

43 The end of Romans The end of the Epistle to the Romans has one obvious difference between the KJV and the NIV. It is the duplication in the KJV of the words “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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34 Isaiah 9:5; The Star of Bethlehem

Isaiah 9:5; The Bethlehem Star. Five or four points? I recently received a question concerning the translation of Isaiah 9:5. Roughly it boils down to the statement that “the Star of Bethlehem should have five points, representing the head, two … Continue reading

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33 Matthew 23:14

33. Matthew 23:14. “The rebuke of the Pharisees” The NIV leave this verse out and put it in the margin. Why? What are the facts leading to this alteration from the well known verse in the KJV? Let us look … Continue reading

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28 When English changes

28 When English changes Challenges in the technique of translation. Translation is always a challenge. All so often a choice has to be made between synonyms, and synonyms never cover exactly the same ground. Compare the words pastor, minister, priest … Continue reading

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27 Criteria to Evaluate Different Readings

27 Criteria to Evaluate Different Readings Criteria to Evaluate Different Readings. That variations exist is a plain fact. How should we decide on the variations we choose? Should we guess, or subjectively choose the one that fancy our taste? Translation … Continue reading

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23.5 Codex Sinaiticus

23.5 Codex Sinaiticus Sinaiticus ±350 A.D. It contains the whole Bible. It is deemed by far the best witness of the New Testament. During 1844, Dr. Constantin von Tischendorf, a lecturer at the University of Leipzig, visited the monastery of … Continue reading

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23.4 Byzantine Text Type.

23.4 Byzantine Text Type. The Byzantine text type is based on the harmonizing work of Lucian of Antioch around 310 A.D. He and his helpers deliberately combined the elements of the different earlier text types. The Greek Orthodox Church used … Continue reading

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