History of the Bible
(Note from December 24, 2014)
The original old testament scriptures were written in the Paleo-Hebrew language which is extremely similar to Greek and is related to Greek. Then when the Jews went into captivity in Babylon, they learned the Syrian Aramaic language. Hebrew was outlawed and all the scriptures had to be translated into the Syrian language in a translation called the Targum. It was a very corrupt translation which also inserted the name of the pagan Syrian moon god, in place of the true paleo-Hebrew Name. (This is the old testament translation that the Strong's concordance points to)
Then, in the late 2nd century BC, The O.T. Scriptures were restored by translating them into Greek, which is really just a form of true Hebrew. This Greek Septuagint translation removed those horrible pagan god names of yhwh/yhvh. But they did not put GODs true Name, JEH, back into the Scriptures. They just replaced the evil moon god name (yhwh) with Adoni or LORD, which are not evil words.
When Jesus taught the Bible, it was from this Greek Septuagint which greatly resembled the original Hebrew. Paul and the apostles continued to use the Greek Septuagint, including the Apocrypha. Then they wrote the New Testament books, also in Greek (a form of Hebrew).
Eventually the Roman empire established the Roman Catholic Church which eventually translated all the Scriptures into Latin.
Hundreds of years later, Martin Luther translated them into German.
Then different people started translating some of the books of the bible into English.
The first complete English Bible was printed on October 4, 1535, and is known as the Coverdale Bible.
After Coverdale, in 1537, Thomas Matthew (real name: John Rogers) published the next complete English bible called the Matthew-Tyndale Bible.
In 1539, Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, hired Myles Coverdale at the bequest of King Henry VIII to publish the "Great Bible". It became the first English Bible AUTHORIZED for public use, as it was distributed to every church, chained to the pulpit, and a reader was even provided so that the illiterate could hear the Word of God in plain English.
The KJV was NOT the first authorized bible.
Then later, In 1560, the Geneva Bible was published.
It was the first bible to have verse numbers, margin references and extensive notes to help the average reader understand. The notes spoke out against the catholic church. It was not authorized by any of the popes. It became the most popular bible translation among everyone except the catholic church. The pilgrims, puritans and others who fled to the north american continent, what is USA today, used the Geneva Bible.
In 1568, the Bishops Bible was produced.
In 1609, the catholic church released the Doway/Rheims bible to try to compete against the Geneva bible. But everyone stayed with the Geneva.
In 1611, the Anglican Church (which hated and killed Protestant people) released the KJV bible to compete with the Geneva bible.
The kjv copied much of the Geneva in order to try to win the people. But it also took out all the anti catholic notes, added things from the
Doway/Rheims catholic bible and inserted many demonic freemason pictures drawn by William Shakespeare. In fact, the kjv text was in the hands of William Shakespeare for an entire year. They claim only to draw the illustrations. But I firmly believe this famous writer (& Freemason) heavily influenced the text.
The people did not embrace this new Freemasonry bible which was titled the King James Version. It was authorized by the king of England who was a homosexual freemason.
At first, the catholic church tried to give a public appearance of hating the kjv. But privately, they were in on it's invention right from the beginning, which they now admit.
Eventually, they did everything in their power to promote the King James version.
Over the years, as the Protestant churches became more and more compromising with their doctrines and the catholic church grew in America, the pope finally won the hearts of the people with the kjv.
Today, most of America is unaware that the kjv was NOT the first English bible, was NOT the first authorized bible, was NOT the first translation from the hebrew and Greek tongues, was NOT accepted by the protestant settlers of America.
Eventually in 1666, the kjv was altered by removing several books from the bible. Those books today are called the Apocrypha.
The translation continued to be altered several times since then. Today, it is almost impossible to buy a copy of the original kjv bible.
I highly recommend the New American Standard Bible. NASB. Although it is not perfect, i firmly believe it's the most accurate that we have today. It removes most of the things that the kjv added. Many people claim that it removes a lot from the bible. But NO, it doesn't remove from the Hebrew and Greek scrolls, the bible. It only removes the words of man that was inserted over the centuries by these other versions like the kjv.
The NASB also considers in its translation, the Greek Septuagint which was the translation of the old testament that JESUS and the apostles used. The kjv does not consider it.
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