[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]After Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, he saw the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased''' (Mark 1:10-11, Revised Standard Version).Compare that with this new translation:A pigeon flew down and perched on him. Jesus took this as a sign that God's Spirit was with him. A voice from overhead was heard saying, That's my boy!'''There are many such chatty or doctrinally denuded passages in Good as New: A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures'' (O Books), an exceedingly loose New Testament paraphrase by Britain's John Henson, a fundamentalist-hating Baptist.
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[laughs] Wow... nice! I guess I shouldn't laugh. It's just "fundamentalist-hating Baptist" sounds funny. And what's a pigeon compared to a dove?!Yes, things can get lost in translation.