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A Discussion on The King James Bible
Its History, Its Current State and the Problems associated with its dissemination

November 11, 2019

       But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding, Job 32:8.  

     When anyone drops the charge of double inspiration on a King James Bible Believer, the best response is to ask them if they believe in single inspiration.  I make no bones about it, I believe and teach that the King James Bible is inspired.   That draws a pretty quick response from some who have a pretty muddled understanding of inspiration.  

        All scripture is given by inspiration of God, 2nd Timothy 3:16.  Is that the only thing that inspiration can do?  Inspiration was a one and done?  I'm not talking about adding to the canon of scripture...

November 7, 2019

       And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? Matthew 16:3

       Lowring – pronounced as low+ring, it is used once, in Matt. 16:3.  It is now spelled as either ‘louring’ or ‘lowering’ (the verb is lour, lowre or lower).  In reference to clouds or the sky (which is the context), it is about it being dark, cloudy, gloomy, turbulent, but most especially that it is threatening a storm.  It is not simply overcast (an indictment on the NIV’s rendering), since that might not mean a storm at all but just a cloudy day.  It infers weather conditions that are disposed to bring rain, to b...

November 4, 2019

       But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him, 1st John 2:27.  

      There is perhaps no greater proof of the authenticity and authority of the King James Bible than its proven ability to work with the Holy Ghost and to fulfill 1st John 2:27.  One of the best rebukes that I have received when publishing posts from this blog in the King James Bible Debate Forum came from quoting myself in a post about the Oxford English Dictionary.  In Chapter 8 of my book Further Thoughts on the Word of G...

November 1, 2019

      Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come, 1st Corinthians 10:11.  

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.  You can argue about recipes to establish who has the most excellent puddings, but in reality, the proof comes from eating the pudding.  Is it possible that in the flux of the English Language that occurred between the mid 1500s and the 1600s that when the King James translators used the word "ensample" that they used it in a localized enough meaning that when they used it, they had a slight distinction in mind from when they used the word "example"?

      It is nigh unto impossible to look the word up in dictionaries or etym...

October 31, 2019

How Can “Throughly” and “Thoroughly” be the same Word?

       In his book, The King James Bible in America: An Orthographical, Historical and Textual Investigation,  Pastor Bryan C. Ross attempts to make the case that thoroughly and throughly are in actuality the same word spelled two different ways.  He goes so far as to say, "alleged differences in meanings between words like “throughly” and “thoroughly” have been completely fabricated” (Page 23).  

    

     And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter, Genesis 11:1

         If the bricks in Genesis 11:1 had been burned thoroughly, there would have been naught but ashes.

        FBI Agent: “...

October 30, 2019

With these observations from the dictionary in mind, it is clear that the King James Translators viewed the words "alway" and "always" as interchangeable terms.

Bryan C. Ross in The King James Bible In America: an Orthographic, Historical and Textual Investigation.

       We are confronted with Pastor Bryan C. Ross’s explanation of why interchanging the words “alway” and “always” is not a problem when printing a King James Bible.  Pastor Ross sees the distinction between the two as the difference between an archaic usage of a word and a more modern usage.  He sees them as the same word.  To be fair to Pastor Ross, he documents his findings very well out of the Oxford English Dictionary, Noah Webster and other dictionaries that sought to...

October 29, 2019

The King James Bible in America: An Orthographic Historical and Textual Investigation.  By Bryan C. Ross

       I have just received my copy of Pastor Bryan C. Ross’s book, The King James Bible in America: An Orthographic Historical and Textual Investigation.  Ross is responding to the relatively new contention within the King James Bible community that only one edition or text of the King James Bible is truly accurate, and that the various orthographical and word substitutions found in variant texts is harmful.  Ross disagrees with that contention.  Ross is not contending that anyone can change words willy-nilly.  He merely contends that switching words such as “throughly” and “thoroughly” or “alway” or “always” is not a...

October 25, 2019

       And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven, Colossians 1:20.  

        In  a previous post I had made the point that the Apostle Paul will never say "blood", "offering" or "sacrifice" without having a specific one in mind.  One of the reasons that I have my students so carefully analyze the Pauline Epistles and to learn the Levitical Sacrifices is to open their eyes to that principal.  In Colossians 1:20, the Apostle Paul draws our attention to the "blood of his cross".  The first thing that I would ask my students is; "When is there blood on wood in the Lev...

October 23, 2019

     But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we, 2nd Corinthians 11:12.

      Recently, a man dear to me was undermined in his church by a man (I use the term lightly) who skimmed through these blog posts and sought to derail his rival by secretly emailing select people in his church for the use of undermining his rival as being guilty of associating with me.   I have had many people who differed with me.  I have respected every one of them who has contacted me with their objection.  

      What I will not do is respect any man who uses dark corners and veiled communications to disparage...

October 23, 2019

       But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him, 1st John 2:27.

      Keep in mind that the same Apostle who wrote that you have no need that any man teach you, needed to teach people that very precept.  The bible was never designed to be an obscure puzzle needing years of study in ancient languages and the insights of learned men.  The duty of a bible teacher is to guide a student in his studies and to exhort him to further study.

     I often liken my role as a teacher of the bible to the role of a linema...

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