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The Complete Word Of God... Abridged

Yes, that's what it said on Audible as I tried to look for books. Maybe I need a new dictionary, but I thought abridged books are incomplete?? Maybe I should lie down.
I got the Bookport from The American Printing Hous For The Blind. It's very cool, and once I get the key from Recordings For The Blind and Dyslexic, I'll be able to use the DAISY functionallity of it. Of course, there is Daisy from Bookshare, but I don't see a point in that when I have my BN and can read in Braille.
I had another allergic reaction yesterday. I didn't have to go to the ER this time. As soon as I noticed the extreme itching in my legs, I told mom and we went for some benedril. This is frustrating to me. The only thing it could be is grape jelly (last time it was strawberry.) I question how I could have let this happen. Logically, I know that we thought it was just the fact that the Jelly was turning to sugar the first time, but it's still hard to take. I also liked my jams and jellies on toast, and this means I can't have it. That's frustrating. It was so nummy.
I have a doctor's appointment, and maybe these orthodics will help. Hopefully, too, I won't flinch as much with the injection this time.
The style guide is going well, and I'm hoping it'll be something I can be proud of.
If it gets used after this year, I'll at least be able to say I made a tangible difference to the school.
I'm pretty tired now because of my foot wearing me out. I wonder if I have a meeting tonight? I'll find out later, if earthlink ever starts being nice.


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Jan. 10th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
That's as good as the spam I get for "genuine replica rolexes".

OK, I won't turn this into a "Is the Bible, as currently published, *really* the complete word of God" post, I promise. But yes, that really is pretty funny. I wonder which bits they cut out, anyway? I mean, the Bible's pretty long, even the one without the apocryphal books and without the notes about why something was translated one way rather than another, and even regardless of which translation you care to read...it's a really, really long book. What got cut, and how much abridging was done, anyway? Enquiring minds and all that.

BTW, there's a freely available translation that's being worked on, based on some other translation that's fallen out of favor or something--I think that there's even MP3's of the stuff that's been currently done...sorry...I don't have the URL to hand, but it's an interesting project nonetheless.
Jan. 10th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
That project sounds interesting. And yeah, the Bible is long, no matter which way you read it. I still have three shelves covered with the Braille Bible the church gave me in third grade.
Jan. 10th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
Hey Nickie!

It's your favorite brother in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoats. Why do I always state that before anything else? Well hello anyway - it was good to see you at the Messiah concert.

In response to this post, I also heard that Reader's Digest came out with their version of the bible. According to their name, I don't believe there's much of God's word in it. "Let's take 3-4 Psalms, a Proverbs here, and wait -- don't forget a passage from the Gospels. Whatever sounds good. Ok, here's the bible." I was also reading my little sister's 6th grade social studies book. It mentions the history of the Jews with a bit about the Bible. The discriptive doesn't mention Jesus or salvation at all - just about what the Sumarians did.

Jan. 10th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing what we see in the name of "political correctness?" For some reason, I either forgot or didn't know you were on lj. Cool!
Jan. 10th, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
An abridged work isn't necessarily an incomplete work. It is shortened. The details and the insignificant passages are removed and you're left with the gist of the story. My guess is that this version, rather than having the Bible verse by verse, only includes the summations of the stories and enough for a reader to grasp what the content of the Bible is about.
Jan. 10th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
I guess it's just how you view it. I don't see anything as insignificant, in the Bible, or any other book. So I don't see abridged as complete. Just me though.
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