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The Protestants rely primarily on the untranslated  Masoretic Hebrew Texts, while the Greek Orthodox Church relies primarily on the Septuagint.  The Roman Catholic Church relies primarily on the Latin [[Vulgate]], which is a translation of the Septuagint into Latin by [[Jerome]] around A.D. 400.
 
The Protestants rely primarily on the untranslated  Masoretic Hebrew Texts, while the Greek Orthodox Church relies primarily on the Septuagint.  The Roman Catholic Church relies primarily on the Latin [[Vulgate]], which is a translation of the Septuagint into Latin by [[Jerome]] around A.D. 400.
  
The major translations of the [[Bible]] into [[English]] are:
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There is no fully [[conservative]] translation of the Bible as of 2009.  The closest versions are listed in chronological order below, with their shortcomings noted:
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*[[King James Version]] (limited by English as of 1611, before many [[Essay:Best New Conservative Words|new conservative terms]] developed)
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*[[New American Standard Bible]] (includes many passages of doubtful authenticity, failing to relying on most authentic sources)
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*[[New International Version]] (written at only the 7th grade level)
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*[[English Standard Version]] (scholarly literal word-for-word translation, but based on the [[liberal]] [Revised Standard Version]])
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*[[Holman Christian Standard Bible]] (some unisex, gender-inclusive language, as in "fish for people" (Mt 4:19))
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An entire list of the major translations of the [[Bible]] into [[English]] includes:
  
 
*[[Douay-Rheims]]
 
*[[Douay-Rheims]]

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The original translation of the Bible was the Septuagint (known as the "LXX"), which was Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). It is the oldest version of the Bible extant today.[1] This is the version of the Old Testament was used by Jesus and His followers, and few disputed interpretations in that Bible (such as the prophesy of a virgin birth of the Messiah) were carried over into the New Testament.

The Protestants rely primarily on the untranslated Masoretic Hebrew Texts, while the Greek Orthodox Church relies primarily on the Septuagint. The Roman Catholic Church relies primarily on the Latin Vulgate, which is a translation of the Septuagint into Latin by Jerome around A.D. 400.

There is no fully conservative translation of the Bible as of 2009. The closest versions are listed in chronological order below, with their shortcomings noted:

An entire list of the major translations of the Bible into English includes:

Interlinear Translations

References

  1. http://www.ecmarsh.com/lxx/
  2. http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=77

See also