Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

Good News According To Experience

May 29, 2009


Is hearing believing?

Is visiting believing?



Good News According To William Tyndale

April 15, 2009

tyndale William Tyndale wrote the first modern English Bible. Tyndale introduced words like “passover” and was the first to write the word “Jesus”, as the letter “J” was new to the English language. Jesus’ original Hebrew name is Yeshua.

After King Henry VIII and the church killed Tyndale for enabling everyday people to read the Bible themselves, they created the the King James version of the Bible which was a sanitized version of Tyndale’s Bible.

Tyndale’s Bible is credited with being the first English translation to come directly from Hebrew and Greek texts. Furthermore it was the first English biblical translation that was mass produced as a result of new advances in the art of printing. The term Tyndale’s Bible is not strictly correct, because Tyndale never published a complete Bible. Prior to his death Tyndale had only finished translating the entire New Testament and roughly half of the Old Testament.[1] Of the latter, the Pentateuch, Jonah and a revised version of the book of Genesis were published during his lifetime. His other Old Testament works were first used in the creation of the Matthew Bible and also heavily influenced every major English translation of the Bible that followed

Good News According to The Shepherd of Hermas

April 5, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus – the oldest Christian bible.

The Shepherd of Hermas (sometimes just called The Shepherd) is a Christian work of the second century, considered a valuable book by many Christians, and occasionally considered canonical scripture by some of the early Church fathers. The Shepherd had great authority in the second and third centuries.[1] It was cited as Scripture by Irenaeus and Tertullian and was bound with the New Testament in the Codex Sinaiticus, and it was listed between the Acts of the Apostles and the Acts of Paul in the stichometrical list of the Codex Claromontanus. Some early Christians, however, considered the work apocryphal.

The work comprises five visions, twelve mandates, and ten parables. It relies on allegory and pays special attention to the Church, calling the faithful to repent of the sins that have harmed it.

The book was originally written in Rome, in the Greek language, but a Latin translation was made very shortly afterwards. Some say this was done by the original author as a sign of the authenticity of the translation, though others dispute this. Only the Latin version has been preserved in full; of the Greek, the last fifth or so is missing.

The way the Bible is distributed is changing. Check this out.

Good News According To The Bible – Jerome, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Martin Luther, King James

April 5, 2009

The oldest manuscript of the Christian Bible is the Codex Sinaiticus .

Christian scholars are still working on when the Christian Bible was first published. (See The First Edition of the New Testament.)

Most English Bibles today trace their roots to King James’ version of the Bible. The King James version was a sanitized version of William Tyndale’s direct translation.  The church killed Tyndale for updating the Bible  from Latin by translating  from the early scriptures which were originally written first in Hebrew and then in Greek (the “lingua franca” or main language of that time period).

After the Roman Empire itself was Christianized and Latin become the common language, the entire Bible was translated into Latin. The first Latin version is called the Vulgate. Jerome wrote the first Latin Bible by translating directly from Hebrew and Greek around 360 AD. However,  as a student in Rome, Jerome engaged in the homosexual activities (wikipedia) of students there, which he indulged in quite casually but suffered terrible bouts of repentance afterwards. To appease hisconscience, he would visit on Sundays the sepulchers of the martyrs and the apostles in the catacombs. This experience would remind him of the terrors of hell.

St. Jerome has said, “There are five Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the land of Israel.”

In the mid-15th century, when Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type, the Latin Vulgate edition of the Christian Bible was the first work he printed.

Also, Martin Luther had a breakthrough translation of the Bible into demotic German. According to Elie Wiesel in in his book on Rashi he says that Rashi’s translation work into Latin influenced Luther’s breakthrough translation.

Now, you can hear exactly how Jesus would have prayed in his original language, Hebrew.

Is the word “church” even in the Bible or is it really a community of Israel? IschurchintheBible

Thomas Jefferson and the Jefferson Bible

March 9, 2009

jefferson-bibleIt took him a few decades but in 1820 at 77, Thomas Jefferson was so interested in God’s word he published his own version of the New Testament.

The cover of the Jefferson Bible says “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth extracted textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English”.