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Bible Version Detail — King James Version(KJV)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:KJV
Name:King James Version
Functional Translation (1-10):1
Formal Translation (1-10):10
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):1
Public Reading (1-10):3
Serious Study (1-10):3
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):1
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Mainline

Also known as the Authorized Version, sometimes AV 1611. This was an outstanding translation for its time, perhaps the greatest single accomplishment in Bible translation. It's language is now out of date, and it also has not benefitted from the new manuscript discoveries in the centuries since it was translated. Besides its review page, check the Energion Publications pamphlet What About the KJV?

Here is a video looking at the strengths and weakness of the KJV, titled Why I Hate the KJV. I don't, really. Watch and see:

Video Review

Threads from Henry’s Web Blog on the KJV

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A Bible and Book Burning (Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:03:19 +0000)

Pastor Marc Grizzard of (oh the irony!) Amazing Grace Baptist Church (I’d link, but the web page at the only link I have is suspended) is planning a book burning. He believes the KJV is the only true Word of God for English speaking people, so he’s going to burn copies of all those “perversions.” But he’s also going to burn books by heretics such as Billy Graham, Rick Warren, and Mother Theresa. I think I’m a much worse heretic...

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