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|What non-KJV New Testament Translation to Read?|
Feb. 26th, 2007 at 6:43 pm
JDC over at BCC has written some interesting thoughts on teaching Sunday School using non-KJV translation of the bible.Â I am assuming that he has an assortment of translations available and intends to use whichever one happens to cast additional light on a particular passage.
I have been thinking about a similar topic for a few weeks now without doing anything about it.Â In our efforts to read the New Testament this year as a couple my wife and I are looking for a way to do it without falling asleep.Â I’ve been thinking that perhaps reading a different translation might be interesting.Â Given that we’ve been reading exclusively from the KJV (well, in English at least) for our entire lives, we have no idea what a good alternative might be.Â The point isn’t to abandon the KJV, but to get to the meaning a bit easier, to spice things up by seeing familiar passages rendered differently, and as I said, to stay awake more easily.
So I turn to you, MM readers.Â What translations should we consider for the NT and why?