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November 07, 2008

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Romanoz

Vynette, the statement that the original New Testament books written in hebrew is interesting. We know that there was a hebrew Matthew and the historian Gibbon refers to it. He also comments that there was acopy in the Vatican library and it had now been lost! How surprisingly careless for a work which the Roman Catholic regards as the word of God.
For many years our Old Testament was based on the greek septuagint with its many mistranslations until the discovery of Dead Sea scrolls forced the translators to correct their mistranslations. Maybe the reluctance to find the lost copy of hebrew Matthew is to avoid having to make further corrections to mistranslations!

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Tomlinson

  • "For that ye strove in neighbour love, it shall be written fair, But now ye wait at Heaven's Gate and not in Berkeley Square, Though we called your friend from his bed this night, he could not speak for you, For the race is run by one and one and never by two and two." Rudyard Kipling

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