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Israel's Name Erased In New Bible Translation

A new Danish translation of the Christian Bible has purged the New Testament of references to Israel, removing more than 60 instances of the word “Israel” from the new edition. With one exception, every instance of the word “Israel”, whether in reference to the Land of Israel or the people of Israel, was replaced with either the word “Jews” – in instances where the people of Israel were referenced – or “the land of the Jews”. In some cases the word “Israel” was removed with no alternative term substituted, the report noted. The translators involved in preparing the new edition said the references to Israel were removed to distinguish the historic Land of Israel with the modern-day State of Israel. However, references to other ancient nations or geographic areas that share the same name with modern states – such as Egypt – were not purged from this latest edition of the Bible. (Arutz-7/VFI News)

First of all, can this be anything other than an ugly manifestation of anti-Semitism? Secondly, as has been noted by one Bible scholar the Lord only wrote one book, that being the Bible. Much of the Bible is prophetic regarding Israel, the Jewish people, the land, and coming world events connected with Israel. Is seems then, an exceedingly foolish and dangerous undertaking to purge any part of the Bible of references to Israel: "And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." Rev. 22:19