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09 Sep 2009, 6:55 pm

ruveyn wrote:
Hebrew word for virgin - b'tulah (transliterated into latin alphabet)
Hebrew word for young woman of marriageable age -- almah. (transliterated)

Almah is the word in Is. 7:14


Being that true, the issue is that practically in Isaiah 7:14 almah would be seem as equivalent to b'tulah, considering that a young woman of marriagable age had to be a virgin in the first place, otherwise it wouldn't be acceptable, it is interesting to see the difference of words though, but practically the message doesn't seem to be affected by which word could be used, given that from the cultural context, one could say that, "virgin" = "young woman [which had to be 'pure'] of marriable age".

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15 Sep 2009, 10:54 pm

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I'll stick with the King James version.


When I can remember to read it. :oops:

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19 Sep 2009, 10:36 pm

I thought King James was more popular than New International.

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19 Sep 2009, 10:53 pm

Good God, I used to like the NIV version until this article. I had already switched over to NASB last year because of the translation accuracy over the flaky translation provided by the NIV. I didn't know how bad the NIV was until now.

It's nice to know that KJV is still upheld as the gold standard in scriptural reading... I'm quite sure NKJV is the same thing (although it's a lot easier to read than the KJV, naturally!).