posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 04:18 PM
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Yea, this stuff is all over the Internet............most of it I don't trust.
I prefer the pre-1966 Jerusalem bible versions.
For the old testament, there's the Septuagint, which is also available over the internet, although how accurate the translations are is up for grabs,
unless of course, you're an archaic Greek scholar.
I've been told by those that claim to know that the problem with the Greek v. the "Vulgate" (old Latin) translations is simply that the Greek language
is far more nuanced with larger vocabulary than the Latin language. So something was lost in translation when Jerome translated the Greek verses into
I wasn't there, so I can't say for certain although it sounds reasonable to me that the Greeks would have been far more sophisticated than the Roman
Latin speakers. It doesn't take a lot of sophistication to say things like, "Kill the Huns"; "Off with their heads"; "Crucify all of them"; "Plunder
that City"; "Throw the Christians to the Lions"; "Let the Games Begin"; "Sacrifice a Virgin to the gods!"; "Pompei is burning"; "Nero fiddles while
Rome Burns"; "An Arch, build another Arch!"
Pretty basic simple stuff and it continued after the Romans had lost their Empire such that when a Pope was asked by an official of the Inquisition,
"The Jews won't convert, what do we do with them?" The Pope replied, "Kill them All, Let God sort them out"! (It's my understanding the Pope said
that because he wasn't really paying attention and was reading a book by Julius Ceaser and that he never looked up, he just read the next line in the
book out loud to dismiss the Spanish Envoy who'd asked the question).
Doesn't get much simpler than that!