This week we began our study of the next section of Acts (chapters 3-6) in which we will be observing the blessings and challenges that come with quick and exponential growth of the Jerusalem church under Peter’s leadership. We briefly surveyed the healing of the lame man at the Temple (Acts 3:1-10); however, our discussion took a slight detour into the importance of manuscript evidence and proper hermeneutics when we study the Scriptures. Then, we dove straight into a great discussion about the differences between translations and paraphrases of the Bible. We also spent a little time examining Christianity’s emergence out of Judaism.
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Acts 3:1-10 ~ Healing of the Lame Man
Healing, Growth of the Early Church, Manuscript Variants, Translations
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During the lesson, I mentioned a new version that’s coming out soon, but I could not recall the name: It’s called “The Passion Translation.” The concern is that while this particular version markets itself as a translation (not a paraphrase), according to how we’ve always understood the word “translation,” it’s not really a translation at all. Here is a great article that explains the issues:
With more than 50 versions of the Bible, how do you know which translation is the “best” for you and those you teach?
Read more at What Bible Translation is Right for You?
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