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Authorized : the use & misuse of the King James Bible

Author: Mark L Ward
Publisher: Bellingham, Washington : Lexham Press, [2018]. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The King James Version has shaped the church, our worship, and our mother tongue for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today? The KJV beautifully rendered the Scriptures into the language of turn-of-the-seventeenth-century England. Even today the King James is the most widely read Bible in the United States. The rich cadence of its Elizabethan English is recognized even by non-Christians. But English has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark L Ward
ISBN: 9781683590552 1683590554
OCLC Number: 1002129477
Description: 154 pages : Illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
What we lose as the church stops using the KJV --
The man in the hotel and the emperor of English Bibles --
Dead words and "false friends" --
What is the reading level of the KJV? --
The value of the vernacular --
Ten objections to reading vernacular Bible translations --
Which Bible translation is best? --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Mark Ward.

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The King James Version has shaped the church, our worship, and our mother tongue for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today? The KJV beautifully rendered the Scriptures into the language of turn-of-the-seventeenth-century England. Even today the King James is the most widely read Bible in the United States. The rich cadence of its Elizabethan English is recognized even by non-Christians. But English has changed a great deal over the last 400 years -- and in subtle ways that very few modern readers will recognize. In Authorized, Mark Ward shows what exclusive readers of the KJV are missing as they read God's Word. In their introduction to the King James Bible, the translators tell us that Christians must "heare Christ speaking unto them in their mother tongue." In Authorized, Mark Ward builds a case for the KJV translators' view that English Bible translations should be readable by what they called "the very vulgar" -- and what we would call "the man on the street." - Back cover.

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