In appendix no. five in his book entitled Problem Texts, Peter Ruckman maintained "that there are less than thirty words that a high school student couldn't guess correctly" (p. 422). In this appendix, Ruckman stated that "we will list some of these archaic words" (p. 422). Ruckman lists 21 words, and surprisingly "against" is one of the words on his list. In the 2008 Catalog for Ruckman's Bible Baptist Bookstore, there is included "Dr. Ruckman's Recommended Reading List" (p. 7). On that recommended reading list, number two is the book Archaic Words and the AV by Laurence M. Vance. In the introduction to his book, Vance asserted that his book provides "an explicit and comprehensive examination of every word in the Authorized Version of the Bible that has been deemed archaic, obsolete, antiquated, or otherwise outmoded" (p. x). [bold added by this poster] While Vance listed over 700 words in his book, it is interesting that Peter Ruckman in his brief 21 word list would include some words not listed in Vance's book that is supposed to include every word in the KJV that has been deemed archaic. Some words in Ruckman's short 21 word list not in Vance's book include "affect," "apparently," "battle," and "against." Can you think of any times where the KJV may use the word "against" in an archaic sense?