Excellent Insights on the KJV from Rod Decker at the Bible Faculty Leadership Summit

Too often the KJV as a translation has been credited with various forms of influence when it is really the biblical message—Scripture—that deserves the credit. The fact that there was no other commercially available translation…

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New Category: KJV

Over ten years ago, one of my God-given spiritual leaders said in a class that King James Onlyism is actively seeking converts and that, unfortunately, seeking peace by refusing to address the issue was not…

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Another Example of Language Change in the Last 400 Years: Punctuation

Three minutes ago I discovered another passage I had been misreading for years because I always thought of it in 400-year-old KJV language: As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more…

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NASB Less Literal

Comparing Bible translations is a very complex matter. One small example: The New American Standard Bible is generally (and, I think, rightly) considered to be the most “literal” of major English Bible translations. (“Literal” is…

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An Approximately 25-Year-Old Misunderstanding with 400-Year-Old Roots

Today I’m writing about the funny, interesting, and powerful story of Elijah for eighth graders. And just now—just now, after 25 years of being a Bible reader—I realized what the King James translators meant when…

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Another Verse in the KJV That Can Be Easily Misunderstood

A few years ago I turned on the TV (don’t ask why; I had no excuse) and flipped over to the Church Channel. There I beheld a white, 40-something charismatic preacher jumping around the stage…

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