The Book of books!
I am NOT talking about the books of books, there is only one book called the bible for the English speaking people and it is the KJV. It speaks with authority because the
one who is the Author of that Book spoke with authority. It is a
book unlike any book ever written. It is filled with things from
the mind of God. I think of some of the other so-called bibles
that I have read or skimmed and skimming was all that was needed.
I had a lot of problems with a lot of verses in those books which
claim to be bibles and when we think bibles we tend to think
something that came from God but I do not even believe many if
any of the ones who are coming out with the new bibles believed
in an inerrant, infallible book or even a set of manuscripts that
we call God's word. Check out some of the other articles
comparing the KJV with the NIV. Most of them are into it for the
money, the prestige that goes with being the few who know the
"original" languages. I was listening to a tape of a very well
known "bible" scholar and he was debating a Catholic theologian.
The "bible" scholar made a comment which totally threw me for a
loop. It went something like this, "Even if it wasn't
'originally written in the Greek and it was written in Aramaic-
God has still preserved his word for us in the Greek." I said to
myself, "Wait a minute this guy can't say that, he is the one who
said at another time that there are no translations that are
perfect and if that were true then there can't be one perfect if
it came from the Aramaic to the Greek. He wants both sides of
the fence, so to speak, and that's called straddling it. If
there isn't a perfect translation in the English from the
original languages then there most certainly can't be a perfect
Greek translation either, based on his words regarding the KJV
being a translation from the Hebrew and Greek to the English.