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teen4christ777


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Total posts: 2
Posted:Hey, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Bible, preferably the kind with side notes or little studies. I walked into the store the other day and was overwhelmed at the amount! Let me know what you are reading Thanks!

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iansmith


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Total posts: 90
Posted:Try going into a second hand bookshop and finding an old one. I got one which is about forty years old, I find it to be a better read than modern revisions - the language is more poetic. I'm not a christian myself, but I do have more than a passing interest in theology.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:Patriarch917 could probably help you wink

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
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Total posts: 6120
Posted:If you can read Aramaic the original Aramaic text would be preferrable to the King James version!

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Chronofracture333


Chronofracture333

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Location: I am worldwide and lush

Total posts: 329
Posted:Totally, the guys who translated the King James version had some very strong predjudices, and so knowingly mistranslated certain sections to fit in with their world view.

*no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no moves there are no*

"Oooh, what a shiny new move!"

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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
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Posted:I just hope this isn't gonna turn into an anti-religion tirade as this is just merely a valid question! (besides there's already a thread for that!)

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
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Total posts: 3224
Posted:*smacks dave over the head with a bible*

I'm bored frown

offtopic

La la laaaa...

Thats the joy with social chat, you can take threads off topic without hassle biggrin

bounce


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Neon_Shaolin
GOLD Member since Jul 2005

Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam

Total posts: 6120
Posted:Hmmm. from the weight of that I'd say that is either a 15th century leatherbound copy or the 'Illustrated Children's Bible'

*THUD*


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Asena
GOLD Member since Aug 2005

Asena

What a Bummer
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Posted:Dave, its me... Its got to be illustrated, haven't got a grasp of those words yet! frown

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:you could always opt for the dvd box set of the bible biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Asena
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Asena

What a Bummer
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Posted:ubblol Ahhhh so modern day biggrin

For some reason I managed to see the word sex in your sentence Jo, so was like eek wow ... but after seeing the DVD was rated 12, I put my debit card away, and decided not to purchase...


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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:there's no way a bible dvd can be rated 12! you read the adult content of that thing! eek

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:Ive been thinking about getting a bible for a while. I think the only one my parents have is one of those horrible looking ones from the 70's bound in some tacky looking white imitation leather (ew!)

Infact I want to reasd the Torah too so I can compare the Old Testament with it for fun.


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Igirisujin
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Igirisujin

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Posted: Written by: Rouge Dragon


there's no way a bible dvd can be rated 12! you read the adult content of that thing! eek



Yeah but unfortunatly the church filmed it to look as lame as possible so younger people wont be fightend by it. Do they not realise that thanks to this, and people like
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, being a christian makes you a
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Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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polarity
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polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:RSV or NIV.



First is the translation done from the oldest available texts by language experts. Second is almost the same but rewritten to comply more closely with dogma.



I've got an NIV Study Bible, which is accepted by many Evangelicals, and I consider the main text (not the footnotes) an acceptable translation, despite the Christian influence on what passes for my religion being entirely gnostic.


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

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Posted:I should probably point out I've also got the Koran, Hindu Vedas, Tao Te Ching and few books on Buddhism and a few of those books the Hare Krishna's hand out on my bookshelf too.

Stuff it. You all know I'm nuts biggrin


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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JauntyJames
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JauntyJames

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Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

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Posted:I'm absolutely dumbfounded that somebody, on their very first post on a firespinning messageboard, asks for bible recomendations. Is this the reason we registered in the first place? But good on yer, if you really want to.



Personally, I'm fond of the Anarchist Bible. Of course, I would also be negligent in my duties as a Pirate if I didn't also recomend the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. linky-poo


-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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KittyKill


KittyKill

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Posted:get a really old one cause there would be a good chance there is more in it than the newerkind

Have you ever notice that poi is spelled backwords on the key board.............................................creepycool

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Psyri
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Psyri

artisan
Location: Berkshire, UK

Total posts: 1576
Posted:got a bit sick of the bible here, hows about some direction into Hindu mythology/legends?

RE at school was so narrow minded frown


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Location: , Australia

Total posts: 5635
Posted:If you are looking for a nice bible, to actually READ the whole thing...

Try "The Message".

Its the bible written in day to day language. My sister (youth pastor) recommends it. Also good is the Study Bible (NIV) version. Has lots of interesting side notes.

*shrug* and does it really matter what people do with their first post?


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Lunadog


Lunadog

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Total posts: 62
Posted:I'm writing one in text speak:

IN BEGGNG GD CR8TD HVNS N RTH LOLZZZ!!!!!11111!!!!!!


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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Posted:and God said to Adam and Eve...

Pwn3d!11!!!1

lol


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_Aime_
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_Aime_

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Posted: Written by: Lunadog


IN BEGGNG GD CR8TD HVNS N RTH LOLZZZ!!!!!11111!!!!!!



What on earth does that mean umm


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K__
BRONZE Member since Jun 2006

K__

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Posted:NIV (New International Version) is generally accepted to be one of the most readable versions available, though as Flynt says, The Message, with its modern language, offers a different and interesting angle.



I think the NIV Life Application Bible is meant to be good for plenty of additional information and notes. Or you could just get a standard Bible and then buy daily study notes. They usually run for 2 or 3 months, and cover several different topics or themes during that time. There are loads of different ones out there so you can choose one with a style that'll suit you and what you're looking for.



I think Lunadog's TextBible (TxtBbl?) translates as 'in the beginning God created the heavens and earth'. The last bit is beyond me though!


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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted: Written by: Aime


 Written by: Lunadog


IN BEGGNG GD CR8TD HVNS N RTH LOLZZZ!!!!!11111!!!!!!



What on earth does that mean umm



Aimee, if you were young, hip and cool like ME you would know it means "in beginning god created heavens and earth LOLZZZZ!!!1111!!!"
rolleyes


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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PyroWill
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Posted:I've always wondered what Pwn3d!11!!!1 means, can someone enlighten me

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:I prefer the Brick Testament Version:

The Brick Testament


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wonderloey


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Posted:Wikipedia

Clicky clicky


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Yesterday is yesterday. If we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:Will, pwned means OWNED. smile

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Posted:thats crap!

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:no, it's l33+

rolleyes


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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