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for the KJV advocate who wants a modern reissue of 1611 text,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Holy Bible : 1611 Edition - King James Version (Hardcover)
An excellent modern, romanized type 1611 edition (despite the fact that this is actually a reprint of an 1911 Oxford edition of the 1611 text). I used to have multiple Bibles with multiple versions, but all I have for Bibles are but this text, and a black leather large-print Cambridge Bible. Of the $400-$500 I wasted on other various Bibles, these two don't take the cake. I believe sincerely that I made the right choice on buying this Bible. I got rid of all the other Bibles I had. Actual antique copies are being sold for thousands of dollars; save yourself a lot more money by buying this 1611 edition by Thomas Nelson.
The only downside I would give to this text is that it lacks the feel of an actual "1611" Authorized King James Bible, but that's merely from a materialistic point of view. Nonetheless, when I read it(despite the various spelling, punctuation, and textual changes compared to a 1769 revision), I pray that the Holy Spirit giveth me the understanding when I read it.
The changes between the 1611 and the 1769 revisions, aren't so much revisions as they are corrections. Don't be fooled by the King James Bible attackers of today and tomorrow. Rather than follow their ignorant philisophies, find out for thyself. I'll finish my review with three scriptures from the 1611 text, and then compare them with a 1769 revision. You will find very little difference.
Beware lest any man spoile you through Philosophie and vaine deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ: Colossians 2:8
Studie to shewe thy selfe approued vnto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diuiding the word of trueth. II Timothy 2:15
But the anointing which ye haue receiued of him, abideth in you: and yee need not that any man teach you: But, as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is trueth, and is no lye: and euen as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
II John 2:27
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Initial post: Sep 9, 2008 8:16:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2008 8:31:54 AM PDT
T. W. says:
This title is a partial reprint of The Holy Bible, an Exact Reprint Page for Page of the Authorized Version Published in the Year MDCXI. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1833. It has no relation to the 1911 anniversary edition (which includes a true facsimile, and thus has the original 1611 black letter type). If you'd like to see the 1911 facsimile, with its copious introduction & documentary appendix, etc., it's free online at www.archive.org/details/holybiblefacsimi0
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