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Title: The Missing Preface to the 1611 King James Version
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URL Source: https://saxonmessenger.christogenea ... reface-1611-king-james-version
Published: Aug 18, 2015
Author: Myles Smith
Post Date: 2021-07-24 16:48:09 by Anthem
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Views: 61
Comments: 6

The following thesis by a modern manuscript scholar, now deceased, protests the omission of the Translators’ Preface to the 1611 King James Version (the text is included below) from King James Bibles for the past 100 years. We are left to wonder why it has been left to a “modern” scholar to issue this compelling and legitimate objection to the removal of the Translators’ Preface. What other book would be published without its preface, the preliminary essay in which the author or authors explain their intentions and methods of research, define the scope of their work and present invaluable background information to the reader? Why is it that a modern scholar endeavoured for years to restore the Translators’ Preface to the King James Bible, but among the multitude of KJV-Only leaders who claim to defend the KJV, not one has so much as registered a complaint about the removal of the Preface and demanded its restoration by the publishing houses and Bible societies – nor have any of them independently published King James Bibles which include the Preface.

Neither do the so-called defenders of the 1611 King James Version educate KJV readers as to the contents of the Translators' Preface; nor do they cite the Translators’ own words in their defense of the KJV, but invent dishonest explanations concerning the various translation issues. Why? We submit that dissemination of the Translators’ Preface would provide Christians with invaluable facts concerning the translation of the 1611 KJV – facts that would enlighten and protect them against the great quantity of false and misleading information that has issued forth from the leadership of the KJV-Only movement. It is for this reason that we offer Professor Edgar J. Goodspeed’s “Thesis on the Translators' Preface” – not as an endorsement of modern scholarship – but to inform our readers of the ramifications of the disastrous and, we believe, deliberate suppression of the Preface to the 1611 King James Version.

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#1. To: Anthem (#0)

King James

I worked with a black guy named James. Oddly enough we both had the exact same birthdays.

One time he got busted and went to jail. A month later I got busted and went to jail.

WTF is up with that shit? :-/

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-07-24   21:26:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Anthem (#0)

IIRC the KJV was the first translation that was not a translation from Latin but from Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic.

Ada  posted on  2021-07-24   22:28:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Ada (#2)

You are misinformed about that.

StraitGate  posted on  2021-07-24   22:41:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Anthem (#0)

Can the preamble be found at the site?

I never knew there was a preamble...

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-07-24   23:14:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: StraitGate (#3)

I concede.

Ada  posted on  2021-07-25   9:44:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Ada, Straitgate, 4um (#5)

found while searching for the preamble ~

A set of the translators’ own notes — one of only three surviving copies (seen above at left) — is also included. This precious text shows Greek, Latin and English lines, revealing the detailed craft behind the King James Bible — a testament not only to the tireless endeavor of John Rainolds, but to the importance of learning in one of humanity’s most prized religious works.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-07-25   12:10:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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