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I read a book(that I've looked for twice this week) that tells about the 'history' of the Bible. I also had a video on how the Bible was saved and hidden by a group in England. I will find the name of the book and the video, Chris can tell us about since he won't send it back to me! He could send you a copy, it's amazing! But when Chris was going through his questioning phase I was studying constantly the 'details' you mentioned between the translations and read the 'Preface' of my 'Spirit-Filled Life Bible',
by Thomas Nelson, Inc. 1991 'New King James Version'.
It's a Study Bible and has all sorts of notations that I slid over because I didn't know what they meant. Then I found the 'Preface' and read it several times before I figured it out. This, too, is a good source of how details are dealt with and both thoughts are mentioned(one in a footnote). In the last 25 years many, many new transcripts have been dug up that help clarify words of the day--Like I used to say everything was 'cool'---I rarely meant the temperature. That kind of thing. Also, many older texts have been found such as the whole book of 'John' that was identical to what we had!
I just feel if you read a book against the Bible, you should at least read one of the other side, knowing both will be slanted by the beliefs of the authors.
Also, the Bible has to be looked at in it's entirety. Christion faith is not meant to be 'blind', truth must be established through study. There is only one truth,
and those who say different have a very strange way of thinking. It's up to us to find that truth.
Becky, the long-winded
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