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TRUTH VERSUS TRANSLATIONAL ACCURACY

 

 

Copyright September 18, 2005 5:42 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

There are those who claim that the King James Bible contains translational errors.  We do NOT concede this point.  However, for the sake of argument, let us say this were true.  The Bible teaches:

 

Language is the servant of the truth.

 

This means that, if a translation of an ancient biblical text expresses and promotes a falsehood, it is an incorrect translation.  In EVERY case where a claim of translational error is made, to translate otherwise (that is, to produce a translation different in meaning [even if the translation is linguistically the same {this is possible through the alteration of the meaning of a translation through the alteration of the context of this translation} or equivalent]) would be to insist on the promotion of a falsehood.