posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 02:20 PM
reply to post by randyvs
I totally agree. The Bible is irrefutably authentic and historically accurate set of documents.
However, there have been attempts to change the Bible.
The Watchtower Society have published a "translation" of the Bible that is called the "New World Transalation". In it, references to the divinity
of Jesus have been obfuscated (among other things) so that they can claim that Jesus was not God, but just an angel.
Thomas Jefferson, one of America's founding fathers, wrote a "translation" of the Gospels in which almost all supernatural elements were removed
and which painted Jesus as merely a philosopher and moralist.
Even the NIV translation of the Bible has some some additions and omissions in various places, most of which are fairly innocuous but puzzling as to
why the translators allowed them to occur.
And then there are texts, referred to in the Bible as scriptural, but which we no longer have.
Also, the Masoretic Jews retranslated some verses (particularly Isiah 53) so that their Torah texts differ from the earlier Septuagint version.
Specifically where Isiah refers to a suffering Messiah.
It is also thought that Mohammed believed that he was referred to in the Christian Bible due to a mistranslation of a verse about the where Jesus says
that God will send the Holy Spirit (Paraclete or comforter in the Greek).
So it pays to be wary about the treasure that God has given, in the Bible.