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Kent Davis BS: Young Earth Creationism (513* d) RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism 12 Jan 11

Bill D.,

You are right that I presented only English translations written after the Council of Nicea. There are no translations into English from earlier. There was no England in those days.

There were tranlations into Greek long before those days. Here is Genesis 1:1 from the Septuagint (roughly 500 years before the Council of Nicea): en arche epoiesen o theos ton ouranon kai ten gen.   


It is not that there are "smaller differences that would only affect those who were more fastidiously literal in their belief". It is that the versions are, on this point, in agreement. How the KJV translates "reem" or how the circumference of a water tank is expressed in I Kings 7:23 are not aspects of creationism at all.



Someday you may describe a stock tank or a hot tub or a cistern as "ten feet wide". Later, you may describe that same object as being 30 feet around. If you choose to express the value of the measurement in two digits rather than in three, I will not accuse you of being mistaken about the value of pi. To be blunt, that sort of unfair dig is unworthy of you.

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