NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS!
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I'm not going to presume malicious intent on the part of the bishops.  I think they're simply making changes to comply with the suggestions of those biblical scholars who write the NAB.  I fully agree that booty can be changed to spoils (and I like that better).  As for the other changes, I'll simply presume good faith.  Most of the changes reflect changes to the Old Testament, and as those who take Hebrew know, the language is often imprecise (and you often have to work really hard to understand what the text is saying).  So from a purely translational perspective, "virgin" and "young woman" could be equivalent translations in Hebrew.  I think its a little ridiculous if people think that this is the first step in the USCCB undermining belief in the Virginity of Mary.  Our tradition dictates the proper interpretation of the text, and that is unchanging regardless if words are substituted.  Nor has the USCCB or the Vatican issued anything thus far that says one can disagree with the forementioned Marian dogma.

I say if you want to criticize the NAB, don't do it from the assumption that the writers are secretly heretics (which couldn't be proven).  Instead, criticize the translation and prose itself.  The NAB Psalms have terrible prose.  When I read the letters of Paul in the NAB, there is poor sentence structure in many places.  I actually stop and wonder: "Why was he such an effective preacher if he spoke like this?"  The translators of the NAB basically wanted a strict word-for-word literal translation (I suppose because they wanted it to aid scholars).  However, such a strict translation occasionally fails to grasp the mood of the text (which older English bibles, like the DR and even the KJV did so well).  As one my professors commented: "Its like met up when they were finished, and asked themselves: 'How can we make is sound uglier?' ".  We don't even use the NAB in our Scripture classes here at the seminary for that and other reasons.
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NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by voxpopulisuxx - 03-02-2011, 06:56 PM
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