This is Scripture Roundtable 82 from The Interpreter Foundation, in which we discuss the Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson #32, “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,” focusing on scriptures in Job 1-2, 13, 19, 27, and 42, bringing in various insights to help us better understand the scriptures. These roundtables will generally follow the 2014 Gospel Doctrine schedule of scriptures, a few weeks ahead of time.
Panelists for this roundtable are Richard Gwilliam, John Gee, Martin Tanner, and Cassandra Hedelius.
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Excellent discussion! I so enjoyed hearing you all early this morning and learned much!
Why the obsession with the New English translation? The Brethren have designated the KJV as part of the Standard Works of the Church. If I were to pull out an NIV Bible to teach the scriptures from in a Gospel Doctrine class, I think I would be alienating my class entirely, they wouldn’t even be able to follow along. Although some of your references to the New English are humorous at points, the New English is by no means inspired.
The KJV is certainly the official version of the Bible endorsed by the brethren however that hasn’t stopped them from using alternate translations in general conference. Easy enough to search and find examples online. There are many instances.