Good afternoon my X... If you walk up to any faith that uses a "Bible", they will show you their version, it seems that non-Jewish people use that title for the Tanakh. In fact Bible and bible are now common terms for religious and informational text books. As far as the Bible being written differently for various Christian faiths, that is not as much of a difference as some like to suggest. Much of the content is the same, some that is include or excluded is repetitive. Since most of this is available online to anyone, it is not as important as what makes someone a Christian or any other faith. I have not looked at the New World translation, but read what others have said about it, I can comment on that, if that is what you are after.<quoted text>
I would prefer that you question my 'Brilliance'. I would prefer that you never believe anything that I say.
I don't mean to tag-team you, although I'm sure you can fend for yourself just fine.
But you gotta understand...
If you walk up to a Jewish Rabbi and say, "can I see your Bible?"
He or she would hand you the Tanakh, that's their Bible. The Christian Bible is not "The Bible" to a Jew.
"The Bible" doesn't just mean the Christian Bible. Hell, Christians still can't agree on which books belong and which do not. How many books are in the Greek Orthodox Bible? What about the Egyptian Coptics?
Them damned Protestants removed 7 whole books from the Bible.
Wouldn't it have just been easier to clarify that you were talking about the Protestant Bible and avoided this whole mess?
Oh, BTW, is the New World Translation an acceptable version?
I like you too.*big hug*
Now get back to work.
It might be better for the sake of discussion to find out what you do believe in and/or what you don't like about the various versions selected by each religion. As you have surmised, I am most familiar with a Protestant Bible, King James version.
You are up! Big hugs back :)