31,173 nationwide help make handwritt...

31,173 nationwide help make handwritten Bible

There are 6 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 25, 2009, titled 31,173 nationwide help make handwritten Bible. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - After a 22,000 mile, nine-month journey, a religious publisher in Michigan has assembled a handwritten copy of the Christian Bible, penned by 31,173 people from 40 states.

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Providence, RI

#1 Jun 25, 2009
Except that the last verse of the Bible actually states, ""The grace of The Lord Jesus with all."" Marshall's Interlinear Greek English New Testament uses the original and correct Nestle Greek text, and thus states the verse correctly. So does the New American Standard Bible. Now, because of the prophecy in Revelation concerning the exact curses which the wicked have happen to them for mistranslating the book of Revelation, we can be sure that we ourselves need to stay with both the New American Standard Bible and the Marshall's Interlinear Greek English New Testament, which are clean in God's sight.

Peace to those of good will,
Coronella Keiper

Comstock Park, MI

#2 Jun 25, 2009
just another anal retentive, dogmatic zealots' corporate ploy to hype business in a down economy.

Superstitious clabber.
Coronella Keiper

Providence, RI

#3 Jun 26, 2009
No, boboling, for these reasons, among others:
I have read that Rupert Murdock, who has control of a publishing company which publishes The Satanic Bible, has also bought control of Zondervan's Bible publishing segment. This is why Zondervan no longer makes it easy to differentiate between the excellent Marshall's Interlinear Greek English New Testament and other interlinears. Because most other interlinear New Testaments use fake Greek texts to fool the public, this is an obvious ploy to diminish the capacity of the public to think effectively. Linguistics is a very useful science when studying people groups.

So, Murdock's accenting the very inferior paraphrase called the NIV, is obviously to try and turn the public away from the excellent NAS, The New American Standard Bible.

[From a Bible based point of view, this leads to the conclusion that Murdock will have those curses come upon him: He shall have sickness; he shall have death. And we have no control over his life, only he and God count in this, as God is not mocked.(The rest of us can, however, save ourselves, both by using the NAS and the Marshall's, and by telling others about them.)]

When I pray, "OUR Father .... hallowed be the name of You", I am accepting this as every person's first need. For some it is an easy thing, but for others it means hassles, temporarily, until they turn to goodness.

Peace to those of good will,
Rational Man

Champaign, IL

#4 Jun 26, 2009
funny, it used to take just one monk to make a copy of the bible (pre Gutenberg)....
Zaman Agha

Anderson, IN

#5 Jun 26, 2009
What I would like to know is what has happened to this country. Hearing this news is simmilar to a lawmaker making a law concerning the banning of abortion, yet as time goes by the news leaks out that the lawmakers daughter get's one to avoid the embarrasment of having a child out of wedlock. The article quotes that people love the Bible. I believe that they also love porn and gambling and drinking and rabbits feet. If it feels good do it. If God wanted the Bible to be a good luck charm that would have been a waste of time. The Bible indicated that if you love the Lord you will do his commandments. It also clearly indicates in I John 1 that Jesus is the Word. If you love the Bible that pleases God, because then you will do what it compells you to do, not just write a verse for a publishing company. Due to the fact that I don't know what kind of people were involved in the tour I can only assume that hopefully someone at least would have been made to think of a verse in a way that enlightened them. I wish that the NIV and other "contemporary" versions weren't so highly praised. The fact of the matter is that some of these versions SKIP and DELETE parts of the Bible, for the sake of easier to read text I suppose. Well, God said that we shouldn't add to or take away from His word. After all, Jesus is the word. He said that HE is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He changes not. So let's not change the Bible!!!
Coronella Keiper

Tustin, CA

#6 Jan 5, 2014
An update on literal New Testaments and Bibles:
The New American Standard Bible which I was referring to was pre-1980, I believe 1973. This is revelent since the so called NAS since 1980 has really been botched up. I suggest an older copy which was basically made by comparing the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version and going with whichever was more literally translated, on those few occeasions where they differed from each other. As an example, in 2 John, a sentence ought to read "See yourselves lest *you* lose that which *we* accomplished but reward a full *you* may receive." As KJV had all "we" and RSV had all "you" for the last three times, the older NAS 1973 was WOW, as it makes so much more sense.
And now to Marshall's very nicely literal translation of the New Testament,we can add MCREYNOLDS very very literal translation of the New Testament -- which always translates the same Greek word the same way, and therefore has a smaller vocabulary, the same amount of distinct words as in the original Greek; AND MCREYNOLDS PUTS THE STRONG'S EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE NUMBER NEXT TO EACH WORD, so that one can look up the Strong's definition most easily! Yah! HalleluYAH! Coronella Keiper, currently stuck in south California, but still a legal resident Rhode Island, as I am planning on returning there.

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