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How is the Bible distorted?

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posted on May, 18 2005 @ 10:00 PM
I've heard people on this forum talk about how the true Bible is not the bible we have come to know, but it's been taking out of context and used for political reasons. Does anyone know what sources they derive these from and if its true then where's the whole story?

posted on May, 19 2005 @ 06:12 PM
For a bit of a round-a-bout answer, try looking into this website...Initially, it concentrates on how the Bible had been changed by those with "authority" in the Religious Hierarchy, but there's also some related links about how other topics were changed as well.

In a nutshell, if you want to read the real scriptures, start with the Dead Sea Scrolls (Good luck!). With a bit more investigation, you'll find that The Church has been responsible for potential mistranslations & even outright editing of the Bible's contents over the millenia...This is why there are so many different versions of the Bible in print. Most of them still contain inaccuracies, but you'll also find a few that try to be as honestly accurate as possible.

Another thing you'll find while you're perusing the related links from that website is what the real attitude some of those in "authority" had when dealing with their congregations...Let's just say that quite a few of those people had a very derogatory viewpoint about most people.

posted on May, 19 2005 @ 06:44 PM
sigh, MD is pushing the usual misconception, misrepresentaions and outright lies as truth over this.

If you want to see how the Old testament has changed a hebrew bible is easily accessable, and suprise suprise there are few differences at all.

Next we will hear about the Davinchi code and how the "proves" the bible false. Same level of debate.

posted on May, 20 2005 @ 12:59 AM
They ahve actaully found that the dead sea scrolls and the corrisponding works in the bible are almost identical.

To only problem occurs when you start trying to traslate Anceint hebrew, and greek to modern english. It is diffculy when a word in hebrew can have multiple meanings, and you have to decide on one for when using crude english.

But of couse some people think that is a distortion regardless of the intent of the translator and discredits the whole work even before the translation is done

Granted there are religious denominations that use only THIER mistranslations especially where it pertains to certain religious dogma. Most anyone who takes time to study the bible can spot those very easily to where it is not a problem

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