Yesterday, 08:18 AM
I don't doubt the old scriptures have some hidden meanings. Though I think people, for the most part, are having enough trouble understanding the plain stuff without trying to reach for the hard stuff.
My goal is to understand the scripture better by at least understanding the Hebrew words better. Problem is you never really know what is corrupted and what isn't, but multiple sources at least lets you whittle down contradictions and inconsistencies to make better "guesses".
Take the famous Isaiah 9:6 that many Christians like to reference along with "I and the Father are one" to claim that Christ is "God in the flesh", implication being that although trinitarians claim the Father is a "person", they don't believe he has a physical form. At least not one here on earth.
Here's the King James 1611 version which people like Westboro Baptist Church hold to be Holy Spirit inspired canon:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.