posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by Arrowmancer
Think about your favorite book. Now imagine that every chapter in the book was written by a different person. Now take out every fifth chapter
and arbitrarily rearrange the others. Now translate it into another language, bury it for a few centuries, and have it retranslated back into your
language after another fifth of the chapters are removed. BUT- have it translated by someone who has an agenda, who can choose either of two words to
complete an idea.
This is an incorrect analogy because the Bible isn't just one book. It is a collection of books. That is what Bible literally means.
Also, the Bible wasn't "retranslated" back into the original languages. It was written in Greek and Hebrew. That's what we translate from today.
There is no evidence that the original texts that we have have been altered at all; be it from retranslation or otherwise.
There isnt' a chance that the book you remember would be the same. The Apocrypha is what we know is missing from the bible. is missing that we
DONT know? I think we have part of the bible, not all of it. Therefor, it is open to individual interpretation until it is whole.
The Apocrypha isn't missing from the Bible. It's always been there. But
it was never considered to be Scripture (until the Catholics
changed that for themselves during the Counter Reformation). Since it wasn't considered Scripture, it has been removed from the Bible in modern
times; the fact remains though that everyone has access to it.