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Message 243 of 276 (582442)
09-21-2010 12:01 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by Big_Al35
09-21-2010 9:38 AM

Re: trust
Big_Al35 writes:
The translators of the KJV have adopted an overkill strategy that doesn't read or translate as nicely as the NIV.
Setting aside questions of translators' fidelity to the text, and setting aside the question of whether either Bible makes any coherent sense to modernity, the King James Bible appeared during a foundational era of English literature.
Both common and aristocratic authors and readers were in possession of a language that could reach high and low alike. Part of Shakespeare's genius, for example, was the genius of his time.
The NIV reads like an insurance policy in comparison to the KJV.

Dost thou prate, rogue?
Real things always push back.
-William James

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