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A question for Christian Fundamentalists: Why the King James Version???

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 08:37 PM
It's a question that I have always wondered about, but have never asked. I have noticed that hardcore Christian Fundamentalists seem to favor the King James Version of the Bible over all others, I've even heard the saying "If it ain't King James, it ain't the Bible!", so I'm curious as to why?

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 09:06 PM
reply to post by JaxonRoberts

I hear this all the time from Christians.

I've had many learned Christian friends tell me that (according to hebrew scholars) KJV is the most accurate translation of the original scripture in hebrew and greek.

All other translations (most of them anyway) are more "modern".

Don't get me started on William Tyndale and Shakespeare

posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:09 PM
Jack Chick's website has a section on the Bible Version issue/debate Link

The KJV is okay, but I have to disagree on that it is the Word of God preserved in English. For one the King James Version translators never claimed that. Plus they borrowed from previous translations like the Tyndale Bible, Geneva Bible, etc. Also if I recall correctly the translators said it wasn't meant to 'replace a translation but make a good one better (the Geneva Bible.)

Also English has changed in 400 years and the Epistles can be a hard read through in archaic English. Modern English is a must for better understanding.

Also King James didn't like the anti-monarchy footnotes in the Geneva Bible.

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