Fw: What is your faith based on?

From: Jay Willingham (jaywillingham@cfl.rr.com)
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 01:38:54 EDT

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    > Yes, it does mean I disagree with that explanation.
    >
    > Jay
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Dick Fischer" <dickfischer@earthlink.net>
    > To: <asa@calvin.edu>
    > Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 5:56 PM
    > Subject: Re: What is your faith based on?
    >
    >
    > > Jay Willingham wrote:
    > >
    > > >Ian and I disagree, Dick.
    > >
    > > Does this mean you also disagree with Gesenius? He explained
    > > transmission errors in Scripture as follows:
    > >
    > > "The causes of unintentional corruption in the great majority of
    > > cases are--Interchange of similar letters, which has sometimes taken
    > > place in the early `Phoenician' writing; transposition or omissions
    > > of single letters, words, or even whole sentences, which are then
    > > often added in the margin and thence brought back into the text in
    > > the wrong place; such omission is generally due to homoioteleuton,
    > > i.e. erroneous repetition of letters, words, and even sentences; its
    > > opposite, haplography; and lastly wrong division of words, since at a
    > > certain period in the transmission of the text the words were not
    > > separated. --Intentional changes are due to corrections for the sake
    > > of decency or of dogma, and to the insertion of glosses, some of them
    > > very early."
    > >
    > > Think being a translator is easy? Try this sentence in English.
    > >
    > > lsplskpnmndthrgnlhbrwtxtwswrttnwithtvwlsrpncttn
    > >
    > > Struggling? Okay, try this version:
    > >
    > > Also, please keep in mind, the original Hebrew text was written
    > > without vowels or punctuation.
    > >
    > > I know, it would be nice to think that the original "God-breathed"
    > > Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Scriptures were perfectly preserved today
    > > in English. That, indeed, would be nice.
    > >
    > > Dick Fischer - The Origins Solution - www.orisol.com
    > > ĪThe Answer we should have known about 150 years agoĶ
    >



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