unique KJV edition of the Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible

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  1. Logos1560

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    The KJV edition of The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible edited by Spiros Zodhiates and printed in 1984 by Baker Book House is another of many unique and different KJV editions in print today. After examining over 100 editions of the KJV, I have found that there are many different and varying KJV editions in print today. There may be as many as 20 varying editions of the KJV in print today.

    It has been pointed out before that the KJV edition printed by the American Bible Society in the 1800's became the standard KJV edition followed by some other American publishers. In my opinion, this present-day edition of the KJV was also based on a KJV edition printed by the American Bible Society along with at least another KJV edition such as the Oxford edition in the Scofield Reference Bible or some other Oxford KJV edition. It could be described as a unique combination of renderings from the KJV edition printed by the American Bible Society with at least one other KJV edition. It was possibly based on more than two KJV editions. Its editor or printer also may have introduced a few changes.

    Here is a rendering that suggests the influence of the Oxford edition in the Scofield Reference Bible on the text of this 1984 KJV edition.

    1 Samuel 17:48
    hasted (1715, 1754, 1758, 1762, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1774, 1777, 1782, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1798, 1803, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1821, 1828, 1829, 1835, 1838, 1840, 1847, 1850, 1857, 1859, 1865, 1868, 1870, 1876, 1880, 1885 Oxford, Oxford Classic, SSB Oxford, NPB Oxford) [1637, 1638, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1790, 1795, 1817, 1824, 1833, 1844, 1837, 1865, 1869, 1872, 1873, 2005 Cambridge, CSTE, DKJB] {1611, 1672, 1760, 1763, 1817, 1824, 1838 London} (1764, 1787, 1793, 1810 Edinburgh) (1816 Albany) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (1987 IBS) (1978 GID) (LASB) (KJRLB) (FWP) (RSB) (ROASB) (TCRB) (1991 TN) (1994, 2000 ZOND) (2006 PENG) (2008 HEND) (1833 WEB)
    hastened (SRB Oxford) (1984 AMG) (2003 EB) (2010 BRO)

    Here is one example of an unique rendering in this 1984 KJV edition. Perhaps it was only a printing error instead of a deliberate change.

    Exodus 23:17
    LORD God (1715, 1754, 1758, 1762, 1768, 1769, 1774, 1777, 1782, 1787, 1788, 1791, 1792, 1795, 1798, 1799, 1803, 1804, 1810, 1812, 1821, 1828 Oxford) [1637, 1638, 1768, 1769, 1773, 1790, 1795, 1817, 1824, 1833 Cambridge] {1611, 1672, 1711, 1760, 1763, 1817, 1824 London} (1764, 1787, 1793, 1810 Edinburgh) (1782 American) (1816 Albany) (1843 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (EB) (2010 BRO) (1833 WEB)
    LORD GOD [2005 Cambridge] (2006 PENG)
    Lord God (1984 AMG)
    Lord GOD (SRB Oxford, Oxford Classic) [DKJB]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Logos1560

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    Here are some examples of many that could be given that indicate that one of the KJV editions on which the KJV text of the Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible was based was one printed by the American Bible Society.

    Genesis 7:17
    was lifted (1804 Oxford) [2005 Cambridge] {1760, 1763 London} (1787 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB) (EB) (2006 PENG) (1833 WEB)
    was lift (1768, 1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Exodus 12:39
    victuals (1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    victual (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford, Oxford Classic) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Leviticus 18:28
    spewed [2005 Cambridge] {1611 London} (1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (1984 AMG) (1987 IBS) (LASB) (KJRLB) (1994 ZOND) (2006 PENG)
    spued (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Deuteronomy 1:28
    Anakim (1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG)
    Anakims (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Kings 10:17
    three pounds (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    three pound (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Chronicles 22:5
    magnificent (1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    magnifical (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]


    Psalm 109:25
    shook [2005 Cambridge] (1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (EB) (2006 PENG) (1833 WEB)
    shaked (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Ezekiel 21:20
    the defensed (1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (LASB) (1984 AMG)
    the defenced (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Ezekiel 21:29 [see Isa. 65:24 or Ps. 49:18]
    whilst [2005 Cambridge] (2006 PENG)
    While {1760, 1763 London} (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    Whiles (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Ezekiel 23:14
    portrayed [2005 Cambridge, CSTE] (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (1987 IBS) (KJRLB) (FWP) (1994 ZOND) (EB) (2006 PENG)
    pourtrayed (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]


    Joel 2:24
    vats [2005 Cambridge] (1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (1984 AMG) (1987 IBS) (LASB) (1994 ZOND) (EB) (2006 PENG) (2010 BRO) (1833 WEB)
    fats (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Matthew 16:14
    Jeremiah (1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB) (1833 WEB)
    Jeremias (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB] {1611 London}

    Romans 9:25
    Hosea (1853, 1854, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1968 Royal) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB) (EB) (1833 WEB)
    Osee (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Corinthians 10:25
    conscience’ sake (1793, 1810 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    conscience sake (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Corinthians 10:28
    conscience’ (1793, 1810 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (1833 WEB)
    conscience (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]
     
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    I don't have 20 editions of the KJV but I do have at least 3 that are different; one of those is my prized AMG Zodhiates Hebrew-Greek Key. Two other KJVs I have are a compact 'Military' edition and 1611 facsimile. Mostly the examples are of spelling, with the AMG have a more contemporary spelling.

    One place they are all different is concerning the capitalization of the word SPIRIT (occurs twice) in John 6:63. The 1611 has capitalized both occurrences ("Spirit"/"Spirit"); my compact edition and my wife's Scofield has both with lowercase letters ("spirit"/"spirit"); and the Zodhiates Key has the first one capitalized and the second one lowercase ("Spirit"/"spirit"). This is not trivial as it makes a difference in the sense of the meaning.
     
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    I had not included John 6:63 in my list of variations, but I may add it. Here are other examples where KJV editions vary concerning whether Spirit is capitalized.

    Genesis 6:3
    My Spirit (1770, 1777, 1804 Oxford) [1768, 1773, 1795, 1817, 1824 Cambridge] {1611, 1824 London} (1787, 1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1816 Albany) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB)
    My spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford, SSB Oxford, Oxford Classic, NPB Oxford) [1637, 1638, 1769 Cambridge, CSTE, DKJB] {1711, 1763 London} (LASB) (CB) (FWP)

    Psalm 51:11
    holy Spirit [1817, 1824, 1873 Cambridge] {1611 London} (1793 Edinburgh) (1816 Albany) (2000 ZOND) (2008 HEND)
    Holy Spirit (1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1968 Royal) (1975 Open) (LASB) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB) (CB)
    holy spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, CSTE, DKJB]

    Isaiah 11:2
    Spirit of the LORD (1777 Oxford) [1817, 1824, 1873, 2005 Cambridge] {1611 London} (1793, 1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1816 Albany) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (KJRLB) (2000 ZOND) (2006 PENG) (2008 HEND)
    spirit of the LORD (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Isaiah 63:10
    holy spirit [CSTE] {1611 London} (1764 Edinburgh) (1968 Royal) (1987 IBS) (1994 ZOND)
    Holy Spirit (1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB)
    holy Spirit (SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Haggai 2:5
    my Spirit (1777 Oxford) [1790, 1817 Cambridge] {1611 London} (1793, 1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (CB) (KJRLB)
    my spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]
     
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    Many people would consider the AV1611 "Spirit"/"Spirit" at John 6:63 to be a typography error. I believe the vast majority of KJBs will display "spirit"/"spirit" (perhaps Logos1560 can verify). Zodhiates seems to have taken it upon himself to put a capital "S" on the first occurrence; most other modern translations I've seen agree with this interpretation.
     
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    Actually I do not think that Zodhiates took it upon himself. This would seem to be another example of his KJV text following the text of a KJV edition printed by the American Bible Society. In several of the other examples I listed, Zodhiates' edition seems to follow the ABS KJV editions [although not in every one].

    While I do not know for sure, I wonder if the early KJV editions printed by the American Bible Society were not first based on a KJV edition printed at Edinburgh, Scotland. I do not have the Edinburgh KJV edition printed in 1810 that I had borrowed to check, but a Edinburgh KJV edition printed in 1842 has "Spirit" with a capital "S" at the first occurrence at John 6:63 just as ABS KJV editions also have. The KJV edition printed in 1846 at Portland, Maine, seems to have been based the text of an ABS edition or else on the same KJV text on which their editions were based.

    Ephesians 1:13
    Holy Spirit (1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG)
    holy Spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    Ephesians 4:30
    Holy Spirit {1760 London} (1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB)
    holy Spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]

    1 Thessalonians 4:8
    Holy Spirit {1760, 1763 London} (1810, 1842 Edinburgh) (1843, 1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (1846 Portland) (1984 AMG) (KJRLB)
    holy Spirit (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]


     
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    Here is an example of one possible new rendering in this 1984 KJV edition that its editor or printer may have introduced.


    Jeremiah 14:4
    chapped [2005 Cambridge] (1853, 1854, 1868, 1894, 1954, 1957, 1971, 1988, 2008 ABS) (EB) (2006 PENG)
    cracked (1984 AMG)
    chapt (1769 Oxford, SRB Oxford) [1769 Cambridge, DKJB]
     

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