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New Bible translation raises controversy

A simplified version of Bible called ‘Common English Bible’ meant for seventh graders has raised a controversy among the clergy in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.  Many believe the new version is inaccurate and some of them call it “watering down the deity of Christ.” The King James Bible is considered the most accurate by those opposed to the new version.

The Common English Bible was translated by a group of 120 persons on a four year project since 2007. According to the publisher, passages from the original version have been simplified to make it easy to understand by the modern audience. But Rev. Rodger McDaniel of Highlands United Presbyterian Church feels the new version will come under intense scrutiny by the clergies just like any other previous version of the Bible. For more information on the subject please visit http://www.wyomingnews.com/articles/2011/07/17/news/20local_07-17-11.txt and http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/national-and-world/New-Bible-translation-causes-stir-among-believers-125578833.html.

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