Since there are so many translations, does it mean there are many Bibles
instead of just one?
No! These translations are all translations from the Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew languages used for the original text of the Bible.
They are all considered the Word of God. However, Islam’s view of the Qur’an is a contrast. The Arabics believe that the Qur’an is the only authentic version. They view other translations as merely conveying the meaning or interpretation of the Qur’an and do not believe that other translations are deserving to be called “the Qur’an.
There is a Greek translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint which was in use alongside the Hebrew Old Testament at the time of Jesus. Jesus never referred to this translation but is believed to have quoted from it. Since he grew up in Northern Palestine he had a strong Greek speaking influence and spoke Aramaic. He also knew Hebrew and could read it fluently. The Septuagint Version which was completed in 180 BC was a translation of the entire Old Testament into Greek.