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KJV 1611 vs. KJV 1769: The KJV-onlyist’s Looming Dilemma

“The only changes made since the 1611 trans­la­tion of the KJV until now have been changes of spelling or print­ing only.” I’ve heard this often, usu­al­ly from well-mean­ing peo­ple who wish to defend the King James Ver­sion’s pedi­gree as a “per­fect” trans­la­tion of the Bible. That state­ment, how­ev­er, is incor­rect; it is unfit for rep­e­ti­tion by …

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The King James Version Only Challenge

I was brows­ing anoth­er site’s Calvin­ism arti­cles, and the author could­n’t help but bring the “Bible ver­sion issue” into the mat­ter, point­ing out that the King James Ver­sion is of course supe­ri­or. Such points were irrel­e­vant in the con­text, and I won’t name names or link to the site at hand… But I extend a simple …

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Rick Beckman