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Bi-vocational Baptist preacher and code ninja


Nov
15
comment What is the King James only movement?
I cannot speak for all of the English translation committees (since there are over 200) but of the ones that I have read the list of sources and what is referred to as their primary sources , the primary source has been the Biblia Hebraica and it's descendents which has as it's primary source the Leningrad Codex. The Biblia Hebraica is not the Masoretic text, it is a different Hebrew text. I even have a list that a translator sent me several years ago who was arguing with me that they were the same text, but sent me a list of hundreds of differences. Things that are different are not the same.
Aug
25
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Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
ran out of space in last comment - The statement about living according to the Hebrew law is that if you wanted to hear God's Word you had to go to His people, and you couldn't dwell amongst His people without accepting the Hebrew Law (again, I understand that the children of Israel many times rebelled against God, but at those times you find they weren't listening to the Word of God - see the days of Josiah were they find a "book".
Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
I was speaking directly of having access to God's Word. There were times where God did speak directly to people, but reading through the law you find statements along the lines of "this is for you and for any who will dwell among you". My comment was not about whether persons were righteous or not (the children of Israel many times were not), but rather where God's Word was. It was with His people(Rom. 3:1-2). True, during the captivity God did speak in Aramaic(Neh. 13:24) and thus there are some portions written in Aramaic, but my point is still valid, before Christ God's Word was in Hebrew.
Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
I made no such assumption. I am well aware of the work of Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale, etc. The work on the Bishop's Bible, the Geneva Bible (which is the Bible the pilgrims brought to the New World with them originally). I just gave a compressed view of my belief. I believe the KJB is God's Word for today and is a perfect (without error) and infallible. I merely present the basics of why I believe it. The question was not debating the merits of the belief, it was asking what people believe and why.
Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
The point of the question is what views are out there, not really a defense of those views, and I do not wish to start that argument here. This is an English centric view, but if you pause for a minute and think about the fact that at the time of Moses up until basically the time of Christ, if you wanted to hear God's you had to learn Hebrew (which at all points in history has been a minority language), and you had to live according to the Hebrew law. I would say, God giving His Word in English today opens it up to a far larger group of people than when it was in Hebrew.
Aug
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Aug
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revised What is the King James only movement?
Added an answer about popularity of belief
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Aug
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Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
@Raphink I would say that it is both manuscripts and style (if by style you mean Formal vs Dynamic Equivalence)
Aug
24
comment What is the King James only movement?
One thing to point out with the sales numbers is that they do not reflect the number of sales from local churches that publish King James Bibles (ex. LCBP) or ministries that print and distribute Bibles for free to missionaries.
Aug
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