Bible Homework Two Answers - Student Six
1. What is your favorite book of the Bible? Why?
My personal favorite book of the Bible is the Book of Genesis because it explains our origins and history of Creation. It is a very important book, and explains how things came to be.
2. List all books contained in the Torah. Who are they traditionally considered to have been written by?
The Books in the Torah are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. They are traditionally considered to be written by Moses.
3. Why do you think the Bible is translated? Why don't we just keep it in the original Hebrew and Greek?
The Bible is translated into many languages so people across the world can read and understand it. If the Bible were kept in the original Hebrew and Greek, it would be hard to understand since words and meanings change as time goes on. A good translation can help Christians understand the original meaning of the Bible. 4. Can a citizen of Greece today understand the original New Testament? Why or why not?
It would be difficult for a citizen of modern Greece to understand the original New Testament since it is written in Koine Greek and differs from Modern Greek as all languages change as time goes on.
5. How is the process used in translating the Conservapedia Bible different from the process used for other translations? How do you think this improves the final product?
I really haven't seen much of the Conservapedia Bible yet, but from what I've read, it is a new translation from the original King James Version. It is different as it is written by the best of the public rather than a closed group of people. Modern translations have a liberal bias and this project seeks to write a modern Bible translation by retaining the meaning of the King James Bible but unlike other translations, avoid bias. EXTRA CREDIT: Translate at least 5 verses for the Conservapedia Bible Translation project. --JamesWilson 21:48, 9 November 2010 (EST)