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  •  the KJV is poetic (0+ / 0-)

    some of these modern translations just don't "sing" off the page

    Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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    by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:09:27 PM PDT

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    •  It was written and punctuated to be read aloud. (1+ / 0-)
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      Remember, books were expensive back in those days. You were more likely to be reading for an audience than for yourself.

      As literature, it's a fine piece of work. The only decent thing ever written by a committee, someone once said.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 04:29:14 PM PDT

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      •  the only decent thing ever written by a committee (0+ / 0-)

        have you read "God's Secretaries"?  it's a book about the writing of the King James Version with all kinds of cool background info about how that translation came to be.

        God's Secretaries

        Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D.
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        by TrueBlueMajority on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 05:17:30 PM PDT

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