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View Poll Results: How much of the Bible have you read?
All of it: both the OT and NT. 16 27.59%
Some entire books. Not all. 23 39.66%
Some verses here and there. 17 29.31%
I've never read any of it. 2 3.45%
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:22 AM   #46
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I read all of Ecclesiastes for a philosophy course on death and dying, strangely enough.

I've read all of Genesis, I think most of Exodus, probably most of the Gospels (I know I've read all of Luke and I think all of John), and chunks of everything else.

I'd like to check out The Message translation--my current Bible is the "big red one," the Oxford Annotated NRSV.
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:45 AM   #47
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Some verses here and there. Not into religion though.
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Old 04-27-2005, 09:20 AM   #48
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Have read large chunks of it, at one time or another. At school, I would have been pretty familiar with Acts of the Apostles and St Paul's letters and would have been able to quote from them.
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Some books, but not all.
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I'd like to check out The Message translation--my current Bible is the "big red one," the Oxford Annotated NRSV.

I think you'd enjoy The Message translation, pax!
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:32 PM   #51
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I read the entire Bible during my sophomore year of college. I didn't have any classes in religious studies, I was just reading it out of my own interest. Since then, I've read the NT again (The Message). I would definitely recommend The Message to anyone.
I love all 4 Gospels. They can enlighten, comfort, and challenge the reader all at the same time. And Job is a masterpiece just by itself.


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I've read all the NT and a few chapters from OT, I really don't like reading the OT. I just don't understand it I guess. I'll have to give The Message a read.
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If you want a scholarly, yet easy to follow study guide for the Bible (particularly the OT), I highly recommend "Understanding the Bible" by Stephen Harris. It was my textbook last fall and I loved it. One of those books I wish I'd purchased a new copy of!

Obviously, it is a scholarly and non-denominational approach, but it is very illuminating and a good jumping point for further research.
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And Job is a masterpiece just by itself.

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give me a break
why do you say that?
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:24 AM   #56
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give me a break
I'd be interest to read your inciteful treatise into why you disagree.

If nothing else Job is significant because it is one of the earliest pieces of literature known to humankind.

Then again I suppose Homer's Iliad and Odysseyare overrated too...that's not Homer Simpson incase you're wondering.
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some entire books.. i came from a catholic school so i know how to handle the numeration and that stuff.
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I've read it. It was kinda required for my degree.
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I guess Deep's screen name is a misnomer. Seriously though, Job is a highly respected work by virtually all scholars. No Judeo-Christian beliefs are needed to appreciate it as a piece of literature.

AvsGirl41, thanks for the recommendation.
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I guess Deep's screen name is a misnomer. Seriously, Job is a highly respected work by virtually all scholars. No Judeo-Christian beliefs are needed to appreciate it as a piece of literature.


Yeah, deep, that was kind of harsh. I read Job in a philosophy class when we were talking about stoicism and suffering. It's really an amazing story.
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