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Originally posted by 12.21.12
reply to post by blupblup
No I need one that is pre WWII era. I want to compare certain verses side by side. I am having a feeling it was edited after the war.
I've got my grandma's Bible that was given to her in 1903. It's a King James Version. Will that do? Give me a chapter and verse(s) and I'll quote them for you.
WWII was in the 1940's. Why wouldn't an 1880's Bible be old enough for you?
A Bible society is a non-profit organization (usually ecumenical in makeup) devoted to translating, publishing, distributing the Bible at affordable costs and advocating its credibility and trustworthiness in contemporary cultural life. Traditionally Bible Society editions contain Scripture, without any notes or commentary; but in recent decades this principle has been relaxed somewhat, and such editions typically have what is generally accepted to be "non-sectarian" notes on alternate translations of words, or variations in the different available manuscripts.
Inside the Friday March 16, 2007 RBN Radio broadcast Mark Glenn was
interviewed by Michael Collins Piper, where Glenn mentions a quote from
the following article :
'What Makes a Jew "Jewish"?'
"Throughout our 3300-year history, what has defined us as Jews is a
relationship and commitment. We are Jews because G-d chose us to be
His "cherished treasure from all the nations... a kingdom of
priests and a holy people" (Exodus 19:5-6)(**). We are Jews because G-d
chose us to play the central role in the implementation of His
purpose in creation: to orientate our lives in accordance with His
will, and to develop a society and world community that reflects
His goodness and perfection."
Whatever the truth may be, i have my sincere doubts about people who
refer to God in writings with "G-d". Why would someone not write down
God instead of a hyphened acronym like "G-d". Maybe the authors who
write such acronyms referring to God, (also frequently observed inside
internet chatrooms), are afraid of something?
(**) Exodus 19:
5. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my
covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all
people: for all the earth is mine:
6. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy
nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the
children of Israel.
The authors, the people of chabad.org, claim their writing is "Based on
the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe". I have my doubts if a Rabbi
would be so afraid of God that he would use "G-d" in his writings. So
maybe forget about all of the cooked up contents on chabad.org. People
who are interested in the Jewish culture and religion maybe
better go straight to the source and consult with people like Rabbi
Throughout history the Jewish religion has been so much tampered with
, that i have my doubts about such online articles. In doubt,
when truly interested, one better invests time into a decent education
and pick up books like BIBLIA HEBRAICA , and get a decent course
in the Hebrew language.
As we all know how Hitlers Blitzkrieg army founds its demise in
Leningrad, why not pick up a facsimile copy of Codex Leningradensis
, upon which Biblia Hebraica is based. Codex Leningradensis is the
oldest complete Codex of the Hebrew Bible as found in a Leningrad
"The Leningrad Codex (so named because it was housed in a museum in
Leningrad, when it was Leningrad) is the oldest complete codex of
the Hebrew Bible -- a codex being a book form, as opposed to
scrolls; the other existing ancient codex, the Aleppo Codex, has a
few sections missing; it may be older, but the incomplete nature
(especially as it is missing part of the Torah) make its use
limited. The same is not true for the Leningrad Codex -- for a
thousand year old book, it is remarkably complete. Comparison of
modern Hebrew Bibles to this text helps to highlight textual
transmission validity and authenticity; other texts of the Hebrew
Bible through the first millennium of the common era are incomplete
or in fragments; the Dead Sea Scrolls, apart from being scrolls and
not in codex or book form, date from pre-canonical times."
From "The Oxford Bible Commentary" by John_Barton and John_Muddiman
, page 7:
"Until the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls. which include at
least portions of every biblical book except Esther, scholars were
dependent on Hebrew MSS no earlier that the ninth century CE. The
three most important are the Cairo Codex (of the Prophets only),
written in 896 CE, the Aleppo Codex (c.930 CE), unfortunately
damaged by fire in 1947; and the Leningrad Codex dated 1009 CE. The
latter text is a complete text of the whole HB (Hebrew Bible), and
has become the standard text which modern printed Bibles take as
( Hebrew MSS : Hebrew Manuscripts
CE : Common Era, in other writings noted as AC, After Christ )
The Aleppo Codex (the first ever complete copy of the Masoretic Text in
one manuscript) was so to speak the Master Codex of the Jewish
religion., produced and edited by the influential masorete Aaron ben
Asher. How sad is it that this book got damaged in Aleppo, Syria, by
fire in December 1947, only a month after :
"On November 29, 1947, David Ben-Gurion tentatively accepted the
Partition Plan by the UN General Assembly, dividing the Palestinian
territory into two states, with the Jewish area consisting of
roughly 55% of the land, and the Arab area consisting of roughly
45%. Jerusalem was to be designated as an international region
administered by the UN to avoid conflict over its status."
The damage inside the Aleppo Codex specifically harmed the Torah
part, the first 5 books of the Old Testament, Genesis, Exodus,
Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy ... :