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[–] Whitemail 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

As a Catholic you will never understand the Bible. Even the protestants and popular modern Christian evangelicals don't even know what's going on in the Bible. The only good news some of them pick up on enough of the how-to-live-your-life stuff, and that's what really matters. Sometimes it's stuff they learn from Christian culture and not the Bible.

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

all I'm really looking for is consistency, I figure reading the bible every night may be a start

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't even know where to begin teaching someone how to understand what the Bible is really trying to communicate. Much of it is just stories, and those are mostly straight forward except sometimes you should have a bible with notes to describe occasional cultural things like we don't understand.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Stay in a motel and take Gideon's bible. He won't mind!

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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I haven't seen a Gideon's bible in a Hotel in a very long time.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I did just the other day.

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

lol, went to the Jacksonville vs Bills playoff game and all I got was bedbugs

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Bedbugs... but no bible?! FAIL!

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[–] eft32gr 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you are open to using a computer program, BerBible is excellent. It is super lightweight freeware and has many different translations with fast navigation.

If you combine that with free audio recordings on BibleGateway all the better.

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

I can respect almost anything tech, but for this- there's just something about paper

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[–] ardvarcus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I usually start at the front and work my way through -- but I admit I skip the "begats" and other booring shit. All those piddly little prophets at the end of the Old Testament don't do much for me, either, although there are some interesting bits. The best books are Genesis, Exodus, Job, Ezekiel, the Gospel of John, and of course, everyone's favorite, Revelation. I'm very fond of the books that got left out of the King James Bible. The Wisdom of Solomon is terrific. So is the Book of Enoch.

As a Catholic you might like the Knox version, although for pure poetry you can't beat King James. It's not as accurate as modern translations, but it's the word of God -- they aren't.

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

*saved, thank you

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[–] NoMeGustanLosNiggers 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

While on the topic, which books that discuss and explain the Bible do you goats recommend?

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[–] Jadsticles 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The unseen realm - Michael S. Heiser. Supernatural (a more simplified version of unseen realm) - Michael S. Heiser.

Fantastic books.

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[–] NoMeGustanLosNiggers 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks

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[–] ibepokey 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

do you want the Bible, or the Catholic Bible+? I was raised on the KJV Bible, but it didn't have all the extra books that the Catholic Bible contained. (Apocrypha?) Read a couple books on the bastardizations of KJV, and how they were SJW it up with all the later versions. the later versions seem to really muddy the waters, IMO.

get something from the 40s-50s. less 'artistic license' taken.

edit: proofread, then post. duh

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I may have mis-spoke when saying I was Catholic. I'm Christian. I don't know if that even makes a difference, I should. Anyway, I appreciate your comment on the King James Version. I will keep my eye out for an older copy.

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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The version really doesn't matter that much for your first read through. Fight the tendency to jump around and read stuff out of context. Start at page one, read all the way through. After you have digested that and want to actually do some bible study then is the time to research which version will give you the insights you want based on what type of word study and interpretation you're looking for.

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[–] Whitemail 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem with reading the epistles straight through is they're in size/author order and not chronological. I use Frank Viola's order; although, there is some debate and disagreement about some books. Some have content that makes them clearly early, intermediate, or late writings.

Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John precede the epistles, and Acts overlaps.

Galations

James

1, 2, Thess.

1, 2 Cor.

Romans

Colossians

Philemon

Ephesians

Philippians

1 Timothy

Hebrew

Titus

1, 2, 3 John

1 Peter

2 Timothy

2 Peter

Jude

Revelation

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

*Saved, thank you

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I respect the effort needed. You may be right. I will certainly be reading a Bible regardless..

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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There is a version for every type of reader or researcher. It completely depends on what kind of reader you are. You want the easiest modern sort of language, or you want one that sticks closest to the original languages - it is a difficult thing to recommend based on no knowledge of your learning style or personality.

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[–] plankO 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Try This

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[–] truthbeloathed [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

YES, but which one sempai?

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[–] plankO 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The one that's $9.99 because it's presentable and only $9.99 also it's sold out :/ Tom Holland has written some amazing books on church history: Paper back free ebook, Shadow of the sword is about the origins of Islam but chronicles early Christianity nicely

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