What do you think of this version?

Posted by Christopher Noel Boggess in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

What do you think of this version
What are the plus and minuses

22 Comments

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Thanks for the post. I have some general impressions before getting to the greek details. First off its quite new to be criticized in detail and much more needs to be done in the text.

    Second, who made it? It is hard to surf their website to the actual team of people who did it. Did they have the proper education and so on. There is a fb group to connect with them but its closed.

    Then, who has recognized it? Is it in any major Bible softwares so far?

    “Modern Literal Version” plans to be ERROR-FREE but I am reading through their website over and over and still cant figure if they used TR or NA/UBS

    So lets start there – who made it and from what koine greek source ?

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Members of the church of christ worked on this i dont know if all of them were but the man guy that worked on this was in fact church of christ good friend of mine at one point

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    This is what I found copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee. It is also self published so far because Amazon or Lulu Publishers limits them to 728 pages

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Ill go through my friendlist find one of the guys that worked on this

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Unfortunately G. Allen Walker is not in the MLV fb group to be invited here for the discussion He will be more essential for the conversation but anyone else would do as well I guess

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    This is one of the main guys quess he removed me when i went on my rant about what wrong with the coc

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Bring Bro. Butch in the group so we can talk with him

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    I will try

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    He is the pc tech though We need an actual translator

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    O ok

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    He wont come in here if we discuss coc doctrine but if we just stick to question concerning this bible he will

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Well if it even matter what they say Why the Byzantine Majority Text? They obviously followed Textus Receptus. The only question is which one of the many Textus receptuses out there. So enough said – it will never be accepted as a scholarly translation in my opinion

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Agree

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Just like the rest of the versions including kjv is only to fit there belief i lean more on greek text and hebrew

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    In 2017, it was decided to review the MLV all the way through to make sure the Greek translation was correct and make sure nothing had
    been overlooked. Much to our surprise (and disappointment) we had missed translating multiple words; we had made ‘shorter is better’ mistakes
    ourselves. – I would like to know what were these 2 places and then we can look into other critical cases and how they dealt with them. I see they butchered Mk 16 already Am I reading correctly on their website they will never publish their Greek references or are there Greek footnotes in the printed edition?

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Interesting !

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Christopher Noel Boggess

    Add me ill add you to my mlt groups

  • Reply December 8, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    any word from the translators?

  • Reply December 7, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    MEV vs MLV? How could anyone do literal from TR?

  • Reply December 7, 2018

    Ray E Horton

    I like the MEV! Not familiar with the MLV- it’s not on Gateway.

  • Reply December 8, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    The Modern English Version (MEV) is an English translation of the Bible begun in 2005 and completed in 2014. The work was edited by James F. Linzey, and is an update of the King James Version (KJV), re-translated from the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus. The fact that KJV was used and updated or revised was good. But using TR AGAIN can only lead to more errors. What did the KJV translators missed so Linzey and plead others have had to revise KJV so many multiple times? And which TR did he chose – certainly an updated TR and not the original TR the KJV translators used right?

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