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  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Crowell; First Edition edition (1959)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0007DLYQY
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,750,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By oliverowl on August 14, 2012
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The book is a carefully written collection of biographies of the men who formed a committee that interpreted and translated into English, the King James Bible.
The men were very well educated, not only in theology, but in the classic languages that the books of the Scriptures they were translating. They were fluent in Latin, Hebrew, Greek and other lesser known languages. They did most of their work individually, and then would meet periodically to compare notes.
Since I much prefer the original King James version over most of what I consider to be "dummied down" new versions, I am sure this is the one I will always treasure
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By 24th chance on February 1, 2014
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This 212 page book "learned men" by Gustauvus Paine is an examination of the times and lives of the men who produced the King James Bible.If the King James Bible is the perfect,errorless Word of God in the english language (and it is) I owe it to myself to read about the men who brought this great book together.It was not what I expected.

1st off the # of men who did the actual translation is not agreed on .Some say 48 ,some say 57.The men who translated were more part time than full time and without regular pay by the King (James).They took days off and enjoyed sports and many preached at their church on sundays.Concerning wisdom these men were indeed extremely wise and could speak fluently many languages and were well versed in Greek/Hebrew.These men had normal home lives and with the usual arguments and problems .These men were of different dispositions,some were outgoing while some were quiet and introverted.Some mean spirited ,some full of laughter,others melconally.One translator even accidentally shot a man to death( with an arrow) in a hunting accident years after the translation was complete.

This book gives examples of the translators in the actual work in progress,words revised,edited,slang argued about and subsequently removed.It discusses the various reference materials at that time and how heavily one was used more than the others.The 15 rules of translation is examined and adhered to by all participants.The Guy Fawkes incident is during this time and it is revealed there was a 9 foot thich wall under the house of Lords ,that was the reason why it was not blown up,Indeed I always thot the Kings men just caught them in the nick of time.
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By Judy Ringle on May 20, 2013
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Curious: it says first printed 1834, but there are references to Mormons being in Utah, the Bible Belt, Christian Science, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are ALL after that date. And the reference list has dates into the late 20th century. Can't figure it out.
But the book is rich and compelling.
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