How does the translation process impact the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of the Bible?


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This question deals with three very important issues: inspiration, preservation, and translation.The doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible teaches that scripture is "God-breathed"; that is, God ...

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Mini lynn Sander
As Christians we believe the Bible to be inspired, inerrant, and infallible. That statement refers to the Bible as written in its original text/language. And as stated above, great care was taken in copying and preserving the original text.

The challenge today is bringing the text to the masses, who may not read original Hebrew or Greek, thru translations. The various translations have their strengths and weaknesses. 

Personally, I have found it valuable to read or study the same passage from several translations. This is easier to do now that online versions are available.

There are also study aids available to research the original Greek or Hebrew word used (an analytical concordance to the Bible).

Much of scripture can be read and understood without going to these measures, with current translations. But always remember that if you are struggling with a scripture, it may help to read another translation or try and go to the original language. And don't get too hung up on the superiority of one translation.

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