Trending Faith: Which Version of the Bible Should I Read?

Posted on May 26, 2015  in  [ Theology & Ministry ]

On this week’s Trending Faith, one student asked: “Hasn’t the Bible been rewritten many times? How do I know which version to read?”

Dean of the College of Theology Dr. Jason Hiles and University Pastor Tim Griffin weighed in on the question, specifically pointing out that the Bible has not been “rewritten.”

“I’m going to challenge the question out of the gates a little bit,” Dr. Hiles said. “The Bible has not in fact been rewritten many times so to speak. What we have is textual basis for understanding what the original authors wrote. It comes from the ancient world and it’s about 99%-plus complete. But when we bring it into any sort of a host language, there’s some work that has to be done.”

Learn more by watching the full video.

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