I personally refuse to take a person’s understanding of The Bible unless it refers to original text, such as in Hebrew or Greek (depending on which book of The Books “Bible”); I catch many of my friends give me a awkward enterpretation and I start scavenging online for how they can be right, then what makes them right? If I can find something that follows something “Apostolically” so to speak, I might consider the interpretation my own (This is why I became Catholic). I personally rely on either my Jewish friends or family for what I consider a more authentic view on the Old Testament with their “word by word” translations or ghists. Who are we to say the Jewish Tradition is wrong when it’s been around as long as the book it refers to has been? if I may dare…
POINT BLANK and simple, I’m curious as to why we would refuse the Tradition of Jewish text? I also would like for you to put that two and two with Catholic Tradition, why are we soo great in wisdom that we can risk contradicting or “puppeteering” our sacred Prophets?
I’m** not **a theologian by any means, but I’ve just exited a heated debate with one my good Protestant friends about the History of The Bible and a “why ‘My’ Bible is Right” ordeal. Which lasted a year long before we just stopped debating it. We did come to the conclusion that original translations should be put to higher esteem.
[not for discussion but clearifying, I’m a firm believer in Papal Infalliblity *BUT that’s not what I’m interested in questioning]