KJV moving apostrophes

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    It seems that some KJV-only advocates seek to build up the editing in the 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV. Were all the apostrophes in the 1769 Oxford edition placed correctly? David Norton maintained that many present KJV editions have “nine singular possessives that should be plural, seven inherited from Parris, two from Blayney, and another six plural that should be singular from Blayney” (Textual History of the KJB, p. 109). Do all other KJV editions agree with the editing decisions in the 1769 Oxford?

    Here are a few examples for consideration:

    1 Samuel 2:13
    priest's custom (1768, 1769, 1772, 1777, 1783, 1784, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1803, 1804, 1810, 1819, 1821, 1823, 1828, 1829, 1835, 1838, 1840, 1847, 1850, 1853, 1857, 1859, 1865, 1868, 1870, 1876, 1880, 1885, 1890 Oxford) [1762, 1763B, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1790, 1795, 1800, 1817, 1822, 1824, 1833, 1837, 1844, 1865, 1869, 1872, 1887 Cambridge] {1750, 1760, 1763, 1764, 1772, 1795, 1817, 1824, 1825, 1838, 1860, 1877, 1879 London} (1789, 1791, 1793, 1810, 1820, 1842, 1851, 1858 Edinburgh) (1860, 1866 Glasgow) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1802, 1813 Carey) (1807, 1813 Johnson) (1808 MH) (1810, 1826, 1828 Boston) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (1818 Holbrook) (Clarke) (1819, 1829, 1843, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1868, 1894, 1902, 1954, 1957, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1827 Smith) (1832 PSE) (1836 Hartford) (1843 AFBS) (1846 Portland) (1854, 1876 Harding) (1895 NPC) (1897 ABU) (1910 Collins) (1924, 1958 Hertel) (1942 UBBH) (1976 BH) (1975, 1978 GID) (1940, 1979, 1996 Holman) (WMCRB) (KJRLB) (VB) (EB) (JVIPB) (TCRB) (Nave’s) (Dake’s) (1984, 1991 AMG) (1985 Open) (1987 Dugan) (1972, 1989, 1991, 2003 TN) (MSB) (KJVCB) (2008 Pilot) (2010 BEAMS) (2010 BRO) (2011 Barbour) (APB) (1833 WEB) (1842 Bernard)
    priests' custom (1928, 1977 Oxford, SRB, SSB, Oxford Classic, NPB) [1873, 2005, 2011 Cambridge, 1953 PM, CCR, CSTE, DKJB] {1976 London} (1911 TCE) (1966 SC) (1968 Royal) (1973 REG) (GPB) (1975 Open) (CSB) (RRB) (1987, 1988 IBS) (LASB) (CB) (CHSB) (FWP) (RSB) (1990’s, 2010 LCBP) (1999 Collins) (ROASB) (1984, 1994, 2000, 2002 ZOND) (Life) (1997 NPC) (DSB) (SFCB) (2008, 2010, 2011, 2011p HEND) (NHPB) [NKJV]

    2 Kings 5:17 [two mules load--1560 Geneva] [two mule-loads--NKJV]
    two mules burden (1675, 1679, 1709, 1715, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1765, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1792, 1795, 1804 Oxford) [1629, 1637, 1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1763B, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1795, 1800 Cambridge] {1611, 1613, 1614, 1616, 1617, 1634, 1640, 1660, 1672, 1684, 1705, 1711, 1741, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1764, 1767 London} (1638, 1722, 1756, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1802 Carey) (1807 Johnson) (1833 WEB)
    two mules’ burden (1800 Oxford, SRB) [1790 Cambridge, DKJB] {1772 London}

    Genesis 30:36
    two days journey {1764 London}
    three days journey (1675, 1679, 1709, 1715, 1720, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1758, 1765, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1804 Oxford) [1629, 1637, 1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1795 Cambridge] {1611, 1614, 1616, 1617, 1634, 1640, 1660, 1672, 1684, 1705, 1711, 1741, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1767, 1795 London} (1755 Oxon) (1638, 1722, 1756, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1815 Walpole)
    three day’s journey [1800 Cambridge]
    three days’ journey (1788 Oxford, SRB) [1790 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Genesis 31:23
    seven daies journy (1675 Oxford)
    seven days journey (1679, 1709, 1715, 1720, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1791, 1792, 1804, 1812 Oxford) [1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1795, 1800 Cambridge] {1660, 1672, 1684, 1705, 1711, 1741, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1767, 1795 London} (1755 Oxon) (1638, 1722, 1766, 1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1791 Thomas) (1808 MH) (1815 Walpole)
    seven day’s journey (1788 Oxford)
    seven days’ journey (1795 Oxford, SRB) [1790 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Deuteronomy 1:2 [see Gen. 30:36, 31:23]
    eleven days journey (1715, 1747, 1754, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1777, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1804 Oxford) [1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778 Cambridge] {1672, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1764, 1767, 1795 London} (1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins) (1833 WEB)
    eleven days’ journey (1769 Oxford, SRB) [DKJB]

    Genesis 31:33 [maids tents--1560 Geneva; maid servants tents--1602 Bishops]
    maid servants tents (1778 Oxford) {1611, 1614, 1617 London}
    maid-servants tents (1675, 1679, 1709, 1715, 1720, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1783, 1784, 1788 Oxford) [1629, 1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778 Cambridge] {1640, 1660, 1672, 1705, 1711, 1741, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1767, 1795 London} (1755 Oxon) (1722, 1766, 1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1782 Aitken) (1807 Johnson)
    maidservants tents (1791, 1792, 1804 Oxford)
    maid-servant’s tents (1774 Oxford)
    maid-servants’ tents [1817, 1824 Cambridge] (1789, 1791, 1793, 1820, 1842, 1858 Edinburgh) (1815 Walpole) (1829, 1843 ABS) (1833 WEB)
    maidservants’ tents (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1790 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Genesis 31:34 [camels litter--1560 Geneva; camels straw--1602 Bishops]
    camels’ furniture (1769 Oxford) [1800 Cambridge] (1789, 1791, 1793 Edinburgh) (1791 Thomas) (1807 Johnson) (1815 Walpole) (Clarke)
    camel’s furniture (1768, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1804, 1810 Oxford, SRB) [1743, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1778, 1790, 1795, 1817, 1824, 1833, 1837, 1844, 1865, 1869, 1872, 1887 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Numbers 36:11
    their father’s brothers sons (1768, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1773, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1804 Oxford) [1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1765 Cambridge] {1763, 1764 London} (1791 Collins)
    their father’s brother’s sons (1772, 1777 Oxford) [1762, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1817 Cambridge] {1760, 1795 London} (1791, 1793 Edinburgh) (1816 Albany)
    their father’s brothers’ sons (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1778 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Numbers 26:2 [see Exod. 6:14, 1 Chron. 7:2]
    their father’s house (1792, 1800, 1810 Oxford) [1817 Cambridge] (1782 Aitken) (1791 Thomas) (1807 Johnson) (1810, 1826 Boston) (1815 Walpole) (1816 Albany) (1818 Holbrook) (1827 Smith) (1832 PSE) (1854 Harding)
    their fathers’ house (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1778 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Exodus 6:14 [see Num. 26:2, 1 Chron. 7:2, 40, Ezra 2:59, Neh. 7:61]
    their fathers houses (1675, 1679, 1709, 1715, 1720, 1728, 1747, 1754, 1758, 1765, 1768, 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1783, 1784, 1804 Oxford) [1629, 1637, 1638, 1683, 1743, 1747, 1756, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1768, 1769, 1773 Cambridge] {1611, 1613, 1614, 1617, 1634, 1640, 1660, 1672, 1711, 1741, 1747, 1750, 1760, 1763, 1764, 1767, 1795 London} (1755 Oxon) (1638, 1722, 1764, 1766, 1769, 1787 Edinburgh) (1762 Dublin) (1782 Aitken) (1810 Boston)
    their father’s houses (1792, 1800, 1810 Oxford) (1791 Collins) (1807 Johnson) (1833 WEB)
    their fathers’ houses (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1778 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Chronicles 7:2 [housholds of their fathers--1560 Geneva, 1602 Bishops] [see Exod. 6:14, Num. 4:22, 40, 17:6, 26:2] [Hebrew here for fathers is plural]
    their fathers’ house [1873, 2005, 2011 Cambridge] (2000, 2002 ZOND) (HPB) (2006 PENG) (2008, 2010, 2011 HEND) (NHPB)
    their father’s house (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1762, 1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Chronicles 7:40 [see Exod. 6:14, Num. 4:22, 40, 17:6, 26:2]
    their fathers’ house [2005, 2011 Cambridge] (2006 PENG)
    their fathers’ house [1873 Cambridge] (2000, 2002 ZOND) (HPB) (2008, 2010, 2011 HEND) (NHPB) (1833 WEB) [NKJV]
    their father’s house (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1743, 1762, 1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Ezekiel 22:10 [Hebrew for father is singular] [see 1 Chron. 7:2, Ezra 2:59]
    their fathers (1675, 1709, 1768, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774, 1778, 1783, 1784 Oxford) [1629, 1638, 1760, 1762, 1765, 1767, 1769 Cambridge] {1611, 1616, 1634, 1640, 1660, 1672, 1684, 1741, 1767 London} (1769 Edinburgh) (1782 Aitken) (1791 Collins)
    their father’s (1772, 1777, 1800 Oxford) [1743, 1747, 1756, 1768, 1873 Cambridge] {1879 London} (1793, 1820, 1842, 1858 Edinburgh) (1860, 1866 Glasgow) (1791 Thomas) (1815 Walpole) (1910 Collins) (1924 Hertel) (2000, 2002 ZOND) (HPB) (2008, 2010, 2011 HEND) (NHPB)
    their fathers’ (1769 Oxford, SRB) [1778 Cambridge, DKJB]
     

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