That is why I love the New Oxford Annotated Bible (which I spent 7 years reading and rereading). It's crammed full of footnotes, many of which refer to alternate translations of contested words or phrases. It's also translated into modern English directly from the ancient Hebrew and Greek, by modern scholars of both languages, from sources as close to the originals as possible (the Nag Hammadi texts, for example).
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
A standing prick hath no conscience. --Bill Shakespeare
me: Mags, female, pansexual, 60, poly-dating, and loving and living with
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