Question for KJVOs

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  1. jhickman

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    This is a simple question for the people who are KJV only. If a modern translation that was based on the same manuscripts as the KJV was published would you accept it?
     
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    I'm not a KJB only person, per se, but I do prefer it.

    Do they actually HAVE the same manuscripts that the KJV was written from to go by?

    God Bless,
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  3. Brother Adam

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    I'm not KJVO either. That position is as silly as believing all drinking to be sinful.

    However, for poetic purposes, I love using the KJV. Based on the texts used for the KJV (some which are notoriously inaccurate) I use the NKJV and such on occassion. I think the most readible version, especially for those new to the Bible is the NIV.
     
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    "Do they actually HAVE the same manuscripts that the KJV was written from to go by?"
    Yes.
    Not that the KJV was directly translated from any manuscripts. It was translated from printed critical editions of the Old and New Testament.
    I have the same texts that they used sitting on my bookshelves.
     
  5. Taufgesinnter

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    Some KJVOs are the KJV and that's it.
    Some KJVOs are actually Textus Receptus-onlyists, so then, yeah, they might.
    Some KJVOs think the KJV is useful for *correcting* the Greek and Hebrew!

    Many KJVOs claim to stand for the 1611 Authorized Version without being aware that only Thomas Nelson publishes it and the KJVs in their hands differ in thousands of details from those of 1611.*

    (*One other company publishes a very expensive edition that might even be a facsmile of the original, and costs at least $100. The one put out in hardbound-textbook-cover-style by Nelson costs only about $25.)
     
  6. Brother Adam

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    The actual KJV to which you refer can be found at Baker book houses and actually only costs around $60.
     

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