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  • Hardcover: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Vance Publications; Third edition (February 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982369735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982369739
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Laurence M. Vance is an author, a publisher, a lecturer, a freelance writer, the editor of the Classic Reprints series, and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute. He holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. The author of twenty-three books, he has contributed over 500 articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals. Vance's writings have appeared in a diverse group of publications including the Ancient Baptist Journal, Bible Editions & Versions, Campaign for Liberty, LewRockwell.com, the Independent Review, the Free Market, Liberty, Chronicles, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, the Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, the Review of Biblical Literature, Freedom Daily, and the New American. His writing interests include economics, taxation, politics, government spending and corruption, theology, English Bible history, Greek grammar, and the folly of war. He is a regular columnist, blogger, and book reviewer for LewRockwell.com, and writes a column for the Future of Freedom Foundation. Vance is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Grace Evangelical Society, and the International Society of Bible Collectors, and is a policy adviser of the Future of Freedom Foundation and an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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Laurence M. Vance is an author, a publisher, a lecturer, a freelance writer, the editor of the Classic Reprints series, and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute. He holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. The author of twenty-three books, he has contributed over 500 articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.

Vance's writings have appeared in a diverse group of publications including the Ancient Baptist Journal, Bible Editions & Versions, Campaign for Liberty, LewRockwell.com, the Independent Review, the Free Market, Liberty, Chronicles, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, the Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, the Review of Biblical Literature, Freedom Daily, and the New American. His writing interests include economics, taxation, politics, government spending and corruption, theology, English Bible history, Greek grammar, and the folly of war. He is a regular columnist, blogger, and book reviewer for LewRockwell.com, and writes a column for the Future of Freedom Foundation.

Vance is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Grace Evangelical Society, and the International Society of Bible Collectors, and is a policy adviser of the Future of Freedom Foundation and an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

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I've been pleased with the book and find it an excellent companion for bible reading and study.
chelovyek
This book is another great work in defence of the Bible against the attacks from modern defenders of corrupt versions.
Gary N. Alford
It will not only enhance your bible study but it will also give you better understanding of the LORD's word.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By V! on August 3, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Many people find that the KJV Bible is too hard to understand because the language is considered to be "old fashioned".
Mr Vance has taken all of the words which are considered to be "outdated" and compiled them into a form of encyclopaedia.
This book should be put on your "MUST HAVE" list, if you are a avid reader of the KJV Bible. It will not only enhance your bible study but it will also give you better understanding of the LORD's word.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Gary N. Alford on October 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This book is another great work in defence of the Bible against the attacks from modern defenders of corrupt versions. This book not only defines many archaic words, but also shows some modern secular usage as well as usage of archaic words in corrupt bible versions. This shows how meaningless it is to stab at the Bible by saying that it is archaic. I have also read 2 other of Vance's books. I recommend any of his works.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Paul on November 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for getting more out of God's word than the modern versions around today can give. Example the Thou's and Thee's are singular referring to one person or group. While the Yee's and You's are plural. The modern versions use the word 'you' for both. You lose...
You talk about Archaic Words. Take a look at a few I got out of the NIV which is supposed to me a Modern Version.
Abashed, annotations, cors, dissipation, fellowman, filigree, fomenting, goiim, ignoble, jowls, mainstay, marauders, pinions, porphyry, portent, profligate, qualm, resplendent, revening, squall, and wadi, just to name a few.
Why does the NIV use these Archaic Words? Because of Copyright Laws. New version have to be significantly different from others so a lot of trips to the Thesaurus is needed.
What does this all this lead to? A Bible that gets further and further away from the real Word of God which many believe the closest can be found in English in the King James Version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim F. Wilson on March 3, 2011
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On the day after receiving this book I was able to use it twice. It happened that I ran into the words "trow" and "youward" in my AV reading. Both times I reached for this book and easily found the word, its meaning, its usage in the AV, and how other translations have handled these words. I couldn't be more pleased. It is now on my shelf in easy reach when I do my daily reading of the AV.

The book itself is bound well, opens easily and lies flat for comfortable reading. The print is dark, the paper thick enough so there's no bleedthrough from the next page. The print is also large enough for readers of all ages. In other words, the author/publisher has taken efforts to design the book so that the reader can actually use it with comfort.

I am extremely pleased and recommend it for anyone studying, contemplating, or just perusing the King James Version.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leslie on April 18, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This Book is an excellent book not only because it proves the language of the KJV is not out of date or lost with the dark ages,but strengthens ones faith in the authority of Gods word perfectlly perserved as God promised in Psalm's 12:6-7 (KJV)

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
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Mr Vance does a most excellent job of explaining why there are really no archaic words in the King James Version - only archaic lazy people who have been brainwashed into thinking they need an easier to read version. They don't realize that in ALL the new versions the basic Christian doctrines have been watered down or eliminated completely. The new versions are translated from satanic manuscripts containing just enough truth to fool you if you are not a born again blood washed believer.
Mr Vance shows that all of the "archaic" words have been used in major publications in the last 40 years and gives hundreds of examples.
If you want the REAL word of God please read the King James Version. The only updates that have been made since 1611 is when new letters entered the English language. Otherwise not one word has been changed. Men were brutally slaughtered so that you might have a chance to read God's Word. Don't miss your chance. Then you will realize God's Word is really a person. His name is Jesus.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Plain Servant on December 24, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful study guide for the Authorized Bible. With more and more Americans turning to lukewarm religious views, which require watered down study books, it is getting hard to find books that are designed to help serious students. This book sticks to facts, which is much different to other Bible dictionaries that are filled with man pleasing assumptions. I was saddened to read the negative reviews. If I could say anything to help those I would do so now, but God blinded their eyes, so I have no power to change that. For those who choose to lead a God Centered life, I highly recommend this book.
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