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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Older is better, absolutely, because it's closest to the original and less distorted source.

What do you think of school textbooks that combine Constitutional amendments? It's a dangerous slope. Particularly when schools aren't teaching cursive, so the originals won't be read in a few generations (that's their goal at least.)

Do you not see the danger? Do you not think that same danger applies to Scripture as well? Do you think all who've claimed to be Christian were steadfast and honest?

In Galatians 1:6, Paul warns about false Gospels because EVEN IN HIS TIME, WITHIN A DECADE OF CHRIST'S DEATH/RESURECTION, THERE WERE ALREADY FALSE GOSPELS FLOATING AROUND.

So yes, it should go utterly without saying that original is better to get as close to the true and undistorted intent as possible.

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +2 / -1

You really don't have any experience with historiography. My gosh man, take an ancient history class or something.

The writers are saying, "our version is the best because we took our time" but if you applied any critical thinking to it, you'd know they were 16 centuries removed from the Septuagint and not much less removed from the Vulgate - so their aspersions regarding the older creations are mythical at best.

There's a reason why original texts are valued. The oldest extant NT books are from the 4th century AD, but we have Septuagint fragments from within a few decades of Christ's death. Hate to break it to you, but there are changes that occurred between them....

But keep doing your Wiki searches, at some point you might stumble across the truth (it would help if you'd learn Greek of course - I've noticed you have absolutely no answer for that one.)

God the Father created all things, including His Son, Jesus. Jesus came to do not his will on Earth, but his Father's. Jesus didn't preach his name, but his Father's. Jesus made a point to pray to his Father and say, "I have made your name known!"

But since you don't even know the name of the Father, you can't say the same.

And if you aren't following Christ's example to make his Father's name known, how are you a Christian?

So many questions you can't answer! So desperate you are to be misled....

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Scipio_Americanus 2 points ago +2 / -0

What kind of crack are you smoking? Tyndale used Erasmus' Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. Covington finished his translation, which was then later used as the core of the KJV. There's a reason why Tyndale is said to have had an impact equal to Shakespeare on the English language.

What Wikipedia source are you trying to use? ROFL.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +1 / -1

It's actually the First Lie that gets exposed once you begin studying how the Bible was written and transmitted throughout the ages.

Check out the Tetragrammaton... and ask yourself why it was edited out of the Old Testament (there was an agenda, but also Jerome couldn't read Hebrew when he translated the Vulgate.)

Thankfully, the Tetragrammaton was preserved in the earliest Septuagint fragments that survive (in paleo Hebrew no less, within the Nahal Hever fragments.) You won't know what any of this means, but if you decide to delve into it, you'll be amazed.

Particularly in light of John 17, but these days you'd have to know the Greek to know that "sua ton onoma" has been replaced in most translations.

Or you can tell yourself that someone who can rattle off this sort of Biblical knowledge, must surely be wrong about the Trinity... because that's more comfortable to process, lol.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +1 / -1

Lol, I can read the Koinic Greek and some of the Hebrew. And I'm the thirteenth great grand nephew of the person most responsible for the KJV, which means I'm exceedingly familiar with his work.

Feel free to research the Complutensian Polyglot when you get the chance... and don't be scared to pick up an interlinear Bible. Hahaha.

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Scipio_Americanus -3 points ago +3 / -6

God doesn't suffer from multiple personality disorder. The only reference to the Trinity was added to the Bible in 1520. Jesus is referred to as "the firstborn of all creation" and Paul warned people to not worship the creation when they should worship the Creator.

Trinitarianism is rooted in Greek polytheism and should be handily rejected by Christians who are "awake."

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Scipio_Americanus 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm sorry, but the article states, "The court case was turned around when a 13-meter-long human femur was presented as proof of the existence of such huge beings."

That's a 43' long human thigh bone... I'm calling Barbara Streisand on that one.

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Scipio_Americanus 5 points ago +5 / -0

I think it's 1776 therapist - meaning he's offering therapy of the 1776 kind... which we do kinda need right now.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +1 / -1

Flynn is still a thing? Besides plagiarizing that crazy scam-pastor lady?

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Interesting that I came across this today prior to seeing this Q post (I actually saw a YT video on the ship, but still....)

https://thelaststarfighter.fandom.com/wiki/Death_Blossom

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Scipio_Americanus 4 points ago +4 / -0

Haha, at first I thought you were an Elder Scrolls fan, but then I remembered the spelling is different (i.e. skooma.)

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, this is just a calibration shot that people are getting excited about because the detail is actually quite impressive.

The JWST should be able to give us actual images of exoplanets. Cool enough for you?

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lol, meh. You should look into Operation Kronos if you really want your mind blown - it's written about briefly in "The Hunt for Zero Point."

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +1 / -0

True, but trying to tie a calibration picture of a new telescope to the star of Remphan is a bridge too far for me.

And even if - big IF - the images were setup to intentiinally generate that effect, so what? Does that detract from the utility of the telescope? No. Does it detract from the wonders we'll see? No. It just means some a-holes are in charge... which is no different from most of history.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +2 / -2
  1. There are plenty of articles that explain it, even for laymen.
  2. Yes, and the mission is more important - unless you can point to another above-ground agency helping with space exploration.
  3. Also yes, and? Someone hates Jeeeeeeeews....

The rest just make me roll my eyes. All credibility flushed away.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +1 / -1

Uh, this happened because the Webb was tilting on one axis. It just so happens to help distinguish between stars in the Milky Way and other galaxies.

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Scipio_Americanus 2 points ago +4 / -2

For what it's worth, I gratefully accept the hopium you've brought to the table. It's not verified, so it comes with a grain of salt, but that's life.

The next question, in my mind, needs to be, "Will the mainstream media be completely shattered/decimated after this is over?"

This will tell us if the happenings will be public (they should be,) and if the pawns of the cabal will be held accountable as well. The press have shielded and abetted evil for quite a while and the only way that gets corrected is if they become fully exposed.

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Scipio_Americanus 0 points ago +1 / -1

Only eight ticks are highlighted, so 10:08 is implied on the watch.

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Scipio_Americanus 2 points ago +3 / -1

Given that West Taiwan does the same thing with waterways/seas, I find it humorously fitting.

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +2 / -1

Just as a follow-up, this is an excellent journey to take. And you are correct that edits have been made to the text throughout time (the worst is the result of Jerome not being able to read Hebrew - he could only speak it - when he created the Latin Vulgate.)

In same cases, mistakes were made by illiterate monks (PIPI comes to mind.)

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Scipio_Americanus 1 point ago +2 / -1

For OT, the New World Translation - as far as I know, it's the only one with all 6,780 uses of the Tetragrammaton translated as an actual name.

For NT, the NRSV is excellent based on my intermediate studies of Koine - the NRSV is extremely faithful to the extant texts.

Research the Nahal Hever fragments - they offer a critical and fascinating look at the early Septuagint.

The closest Bible I can find that meets the first two criteria is an interlinear Bible published by Hendrickson Publishers.

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