Because the times are always a changin’ so are the Bibles. As we noted last week, new manuscript discoveries and changes in contemporary language, along with the capitalistic impulse to make a buck, spur on the need (is this the right word?) for updated Bibles. Just how many updates and how often is another topic altogether. Whatever the answer, though, the 76 different translations that appeared between 1901 and 1952 was likely too many.
RV, on the other hand, was less concerned about beauty and art and was more concerned with grammatical precision at the cost of literary beauty.
Now I am starting to sound more like a pundit than a historian. Back to the history. Here, then, we will survey some of the revisions offered of the KJV.
In 1881 the first major revision of the KJV took place and was … Read More »