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Is there a "Reina-Valera" only movement?

Yes there is. And like the KJV-only movement, it is not monolithic. For English speakers, it's important to recognize that the Reina Valera (RVR) is a group of Bible translations that continues to ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

All languages change over time, all aspects of it are subject to change from basic orthography to fundamental meanings of words. It is highly unlikely that even you are actually using the KJV as ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

There are many reasons, but here are two: Most Christians don't speak English. This is obvious, but there are millions of Christians around the world who can't understand even basic English. Asking ...
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How does King James-only-ism apply to other languages?

One acceptable approach to KJV-Onlyists is to make a foreign translation based on the English text of the KJV. For example, this is from Peter Ruckman: The only LIVING BIBLE on earth today is the ...
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Counterarguments to "KJV-only"?

Opponents to the KJV-Only position generally don’t disparage the King James Version (KJV) or treat it as necessarily inferior to contemporary English translations, but instead point out that it faces ...
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What arguments do KJV-only proponents give to support that the 1611 translation is better than say, Greek language Bibles?

You will find the among some KJV-Onlyists the assertion that the 1611 KJV Bible was directly inspired by God. That cuts away any need for them to explain why the KJV can be considered the infallible ...
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Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?

Today's "King James-only" movement, and its argument that the KJV is itself inspired, does indeed have historical precedence, though it's debatable if the 20th-century movement can claim a ...
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What rationale do KJV-1611-Only give for not recognizing the apocryphal books of that version?

Interesting question (which gets an up-vote from me), and although I am not a “King James Version Only” Protestant, I was curious enough to go looking for a possible answer. Here is part of what I ...
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Did the experts and authorities behind the King James Version believe that their work was divine, inspired and inerrant?

There is nothing to suggest that those many scholars who combined to produce the King James Version ever claimed to have produced divinely inspired, inerrant work. The background of events that led to ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

First, I’d like to give a bit of background on the different OT manuscripts. The OT in English Bibles is almost always based off the Masoretic text and the Dead Sea Scrolls, but some use the ...
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Why do people think they need anything other than the KJV Bible?

Many people use the KJV in order to read a translation of the Textus Receptus, the Received Text, rather than the Westcott & Hort/Nestle-Aland Greek Text which gives great preponderance to the ...
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Did the experts and authorities behind the King James Version believe that their work was divine, inspired and inerrant?

The contents of the KJV Preface seem to me to make neither any claim to inerrancy, perfection or divine inspiration nor to make any apology for any imperfection. The preface does make it clear that ...
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Did Jesus or any of the New Testament authors ever quote a textual variant?

I can think of one example. Matthew 21:16 (KJV) And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou ...
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Where did the idea of the inerrancy of the King James Bible come from?

The question is less the "inerrancy of the King James Bible" than it is the reliability of the Word of God. One either believes that God is God, that He, in effect, "manufactured" ...
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Where does the idea come from that the KJV is the proper bible to be used?

Where does the idea come from that the KJV is the proper bible to be used? People have various reasons for preferring the KJV. There is no copyright so it can be used without worry that someone ...
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Counterarguments to "KJV-only"?

The KJVO position is nonsensical. They claim that God MUST have a perfect translation in every language and that translation will not fail per that preservation. Where then, in the Hebrew or Greek, is ...
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