NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS!
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(03-03-2011, 07:10 PM)Resurrexi Wrote: As you see, in American English today, using "holocaust" to refer to a religious sacrifice is a secondary (and archaic) meaning of the word. If they are revising the translation anyway, it doesn't make sense to keep it when there are suitable alternatives.

Scripture has its own context which is vital to understand its proper meaning.

If a person doesn't know what holocaust means in the English language, when reading Scripture he might do so given the context of the passage and without actually going to the dictionary. This often happens. If - even then - he can't grasp it, when consulting the dictionary he cannot fail then to pick the right meaning. Again, one cannot lower the bar of the sacred texts in order to conform to rampant illiteracy. It's the other way around: believers can actually enrich their linguistic competence with the textual richness of Scripture.

For instance, in this standard online dictionary, the right meaning comes in 2nd place.
dictionary.reference.com Wrote:1. a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire.
2. a sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering.
3. ( usually initial capital letter ) the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during world War II (usually preceded by the ).
4. any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life.
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NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by voxpopulisuxx - 03-02-2011, 06:56 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by salus - 03-02-2011, 06:59 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by timoose - 03-02-2011, 07:11 PM
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Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Baskerville - 03-02-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Baskerville - 03-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Vetus Ordo - 03-02-2011, 09:21 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by dymphna17 - 03-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Dust - 03-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by DrBombay - 03-02-2011, 10:40 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Resurrexi - 03-02-2011, 10:41 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Anastasia - 03-02-2011, 10:51 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Historian - 03-02-2011, 11:17 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Adam Wayne - 03-02-2011, 11:52 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Baskerville - 03-03-2011, 12:16 AM
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Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Resurrexi - 03-03-2011, 12:55 AM
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Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by dymphna17 - 03-03-2011, 05:22 PM
Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Resurrexi - 03-03-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: NEW BIBLE FROM WACK BISHOPS! - by Resurrexi - 03-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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