Tuesday, 05 January 2010
I've noticed recently since I've been looking more into Christianity that the version of Bible you read seems to make a difference. I've always thought that all of the versions were pretty much the same -- or that some of them were easier to understand because of the way they were translated -- but that all were translated the same.
For instance, I thought there was no difference between the King James Version of the Bible and the New International Version, except simply that the NIV version was written in the common language so that it is easier for readers to understand than the KJV Bible.
Since I've been rooting around in the faith, however, I've noticed that this seems to not be so. The version of Bible does matter if you are looking for translation accuracy, and I've also learned that many people, Christians and non-Christians, seem to be of the opinion that the KJV Bible is probably the worst translated out of them all.
I don't know if this is true or not. I don't know enough about it to figure it out, nor am I very versed in the difference in translation and what would be more accurate than something else.
Does the version of Bible actually make a difference in the accuracy of translation? If it does, which version of the Bible is the most accurately translated? Is this something that is so under debate that it really only depends upon whom you talk to?