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by Wayne Blank
All Bible Translations Are Anachronistic
Anachronism is also evident, to a lesser or greater degree, in the many translations of the original Hebrew (the "Old Testament") and Greek (the "New Testament") Scriptures that have been done throughout history. It ranges from the increasing tendency of today's translators to produce their own "politically correct" perversions of God's Word, to the classic (and overall, excellent) King James Version which used terms and language that were the norm for 1611 England, when and where the King James was produced, but which were actually completely unknown to the people of the Bible e.g. "thee," "thou," penny, castle, duke etc.
Beware Of "Personal" Interpretation
"First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their licentiousness, and because of them the way of truth will be reviled. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep." (2 Peter 1:20-2:3 RSV)
Fact Finder: Does God conform Himself to ever-changing human societies?