Friday, July 21, 2017

Fact of the Day: Old King James Bible

In the English-speaking world, the use of the King James Bible is debated among Christians even though a lot of churches use it like a standard. Opponents cite its age as a reason to update it into modern English. It takes about 60,000 changes to make it into modern English. 

11 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Not bad for a book.

Pat Hatt said...

Good luck to those making the 60,000 changes

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I prefer the Shakespearian language of the KJV.

Jimmy said...

King James Version is the only Bible I've ever had.

Mary Kirkland said...

My brother has my moms big family bible.

Mich said...

I never got the whole King James is the only acceptable Bible argument. I have 11 Bibles (yes, I know, Jesus freak) and they all say more or less the same thing...

Martha said...

That's a lot of changes.

Christine said...

Interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

There have been many translations of the Bible. It's hardly the word of God.

Huggybear said...

I think many US citizens would do better and get out of "bed" with all this bible nonsense.
I reckon a lot of you are suffering from "Biblical Bed Bugs!"
Especially the rabid Southern Evangelical Sect.
Colin

Fundy Blue said...

While the language of the KJV Bible is antiquated, it is the Bible I heard growing up, and it seems especially poetical and lovely to me. I don't believe in its literal truth, but it is great literature and filled with wonderful stories. There is a lot in it that still speaks to me, especially the treatment of women and the poor by Jesus.