Was the 1769 Oxford KJV ever the standard in America?

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  1. Logos1560

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    Was the 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV edited by Benjamin Blayney ever accepted as the standard edition in America and ever printed completely word for word and letter for letter in America?

    Which printers or publishers in America printed a KJV edition that was word for word the same as the 1769 Oxford KJV?

    Were there any KJV editions printed in America said to be conformed to the Oxford standard that were printed before the late 1800's?

    The Oxford standard of the KJV adopted by some American publishers in the late 1800's and in the 1900's was not 100% the same Oxford edition as the 1769 edition of Benjamin Blayney.
     
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    I'm not the one to answer your specific questions, but I am going to respond and bump it up--hoping one so it won't float down before one of our more knowledgeable Biblical historians can answer your questions.

    I have always been under the impression that the 1769 Oxford Edition is the one which has been standard among protestant churches for quite some-time in America. . . Any Biblical Historians who can confirm or deny this and give us some history on the Benjamin Blayney edition and how it compares?
     
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    It may be commonly claimed that today's KJV is the 1769 Oxford. The point of my questions was to encourage consideration of whether that claim is correct. Many of today's KJV editions could be said to be based on the 1769 Oxford, but they are not actually word for word the same as the 1769.

    Many will say that a Cambridge edition of the KJV is different from an Oxford edition of the KJV based usually based on 3 to 5 differences. There are many more than 3 to 5 differences between the 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV and today's Oxford KJV editions.

    There may be 20 or more varying editions of the KJV in print today, and I know of none of them that match every word of the 1769 Oxford KJV edition.
     
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    What sort of differences are there between the different KJVs? I'd love to see to compare (and to show that those who are all over the "KJV1611" don't actually use that version - LOL). I didn't realize there were so many variations between the different KJVs.
     
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    Here is a similar thread from the archives: Facts from 1769 Oxford KJV vs KJV-only claims.

    . . .

    I checked my favorite KJV.

    The Old Scofield Study Bible, KJV
    Large Print Edition
    394RRL
    Burgundy Genuine Leather
    ISBN 0-19-527303-6
    Oxford University Press
    Copyright 1909, 1917
    Copyright renewed, 1937, 1945
    New materials copyright 1996​

    Based upon the information in the above archived thread, I do NOT have the 1769 Oxford KJV, but the Present Oxford KJV. There is a difference in the spelling of some words in several passages. Here are a few examples from the archived thread that I checked out in my Oxford Scofield KJV.

    Genesis 18:19
    houshold (1769 Oxford)
    household (present Oxford)

    Genesis 18:27
    LORD (1769 Oxford)
    Lord (present Oxford)

    Genesis 49:26
    thy progenitors (1769 Oxford)
    my progenitors (present Oxford)

    Exodus 15:17
    Sanctuary, O LORD (1769 Oxford
    sanctuary, O Lord (present Oxford)

    Exodus 23:17
    LORD God (1769 Oxford)
    Lord GOD (present Oxford)

    Numbers 7:3
    waggon (1769 Oxford)
    wagon (present Oxford)

    Numbers 20:14
    travel (1769 Oxford
    travail (present Oxford)

    Deuteronomy 19:5
    ax (1769 Oxford)
    axe (present Oxford)

    . . .

    I hope this helps.

    ...Bob
     
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    There are differences in punctuation, differences in spelling, differences in whether words are singular or plural, differences in whether words are added or omitted, etc.

    There are even differences among editions of the KJV printed by the same printer. For example, Cambridge University Press has at least three [perhaps four] different varying editions of the KJV in print today: the Cambridge Standard Text Edition, the Cambridge Concord edition, and the 2005 Cambridge edition edited by David Norton. In addition, the 1873 Cambridge edition edited by Scrivener is in print today in editions printed by Zondervan and Hendrickson. There are also different Oxford editions of the KJV in print today. The Oxford edition in the Old Scofield Reference Bible [as printed in the 1970's or 1980's] varys from the Oxford edition in the Scofield Study Bible that is said to be the Old Scofield on the book. In another example, I recently checked some KJV editions printed by Thomas Nelson available at a Christian Book Store and found variations in editions that had different copyright dates. Surprisingly, the Thomas Nelson edition [Personal Size Giant Print Reference Edition] with the older copyright of 1976 has more up-to-date spelling of some words than the Thomas Nelson editions with copyrights of 1991 or 2003.
     
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    LOGOS1560...

    Why so many variations in the KJV?

    ...Bob
     
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    There are likely many possible reasons.

    One reason would involve the many years of printing by many different printers with many chances for unintentional changes.

    In addition, when the 1611 KJV was first printed, there were no clear spelling rules for all English words. The same word could be spelled in more than one way. After spelling rules developed and after the printing of English dictionaries, some printers attempted to conform the spelling of the KJV to the standard spelling of their day. Later printers did not always know whether a rendering or spelling in the earlier edition of the KJV that they followed was an intentional correction or an unintentional printing error. Different editors and printers have disagreed about whether changes in KJV editions were actual corrections of printing errors and outdated spellings. After the reprinting of the 1611 edition of the KJV in 1833 and again in 1911 or after the printing of Scrivener's research concerning the differences in KJV editions, some printers went back to some 1611 spellings while other printers did not.
     
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    indicators of the actual 1769 Oxford edition of Blayney

    The 1769 Oxford KJV edition still has a character shaped like "f" for long "s" in many words and that remained in Oxford KJV editions until at least 1810. Thus, you have printings that look like "fin" (Ps. 32:5), "fee" (Ps. 34:12), "chafe" (Ps. 35:5), and "wife" (Ps. 36:3).

    All the spelling variations were not corrected by the 1769 Oxford KJV. The 1769 Oxford KJV still has these spellings that are not in most present KJV editions: "houshold" (Gen. 18:19), "foles" (Gen. 32:15), "yern" (Gen. 43:30), "fole" (Gen. 49:11), "waggon" (Num. 7:3), "scull" (Jud. 9:53), "befel" (2 Sam. 19:7), "falshood" (Ps. 144:8), "grashopper" (Ecc. 12:5), "milstones" (Isa. 47:2), "dunghils" (Lam. 4:5), "vallies" (Ezek. 6:3), "waggons" (Ezek. 23:24), "ancles" (Ezek. 47:3), "housholder" (Matt. 13:27), "dunghil" (Luke 14:35), "foretel" (2 Cor. 13:2), "farewel" (2 Cor. 13:11), "injoined" (Heb. 9:20).

    The 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV has "LORD" instead of "Lord" in a good number of verses [likely over 100]. Some examples include Gen. 18:27, 30, 32; Gen. 20:4, Exod. 15:17, Exod. 34:9, Num. 14:17, Josh. 3:11, Josh. 7:8, Jud. 13:8, etc.

    The 1769 Oxford has "Lord" instead of "LORD" at least three places (Gen. 30:30; Jer. 7:4--2 times).

    The 1769 Oxford still has "God" at 2 Samuel 12:22. It was not corrected to "GOD" until after the 1828 Oxford KJV edition.

    Then there are also several places where the 1769 Oxford KJV has differences in words compared to present KJV's [some may have been printing errors].
     
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    Logos1560...

    Thanks for the postings. I would like to learn more.

    ...Bob
     
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    This is slightly off-topic. I did another test of the variant verses in my KJV collection.



    Bob's KJV Test 2

    I found a short 12-verse test listed on p. 16 (pdf page #) of the Pure Cambridge Edition: Plain Text Minion: PDF (6.75 MB), prepared by The Guardians of The Pure Cambridge Edition at the website www.bibleprotector.com.

    HOW TO KNOW THE
    PURE CAMBRIDGE EDITION
    OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE

    It is important to have the correct, perfect and final text of the King James Bible, since there are correctors (e.g. publishers) who have changed some aspects of King James Bible texts. The final form of the King James Bible is the Pure Cambridge Edition (circa 1900), which conforms to the following:

    1. “or Sheba” not “and Sheba” in Joshua 19:2
    2. “sin” not “sins” in 2 Chronicles 33:19
    3. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Job 33:4
    4. “whom ye” not “whom he” in Jeremiah 34:16
    5. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Ezekiel 11:24
    6. “flieth” not “fleeth” in Nahum 3:16
    7. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Matthew 4:1
    8. “further” not “farther” in Matthew 26:39
    9. “bewrayeth” not “betrayeth” in Matthew 26:73
    10. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Mark 1:12
    11. “spirit” not “Spirit” in Acts 11:28
    12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8

    THE GUARDIANS OF THE PURE CAMBRIDGE EDITION​



    Bob's KJV Editions Tested

    Old Scofield Study Bible, KJV
    Oxford University Press
    Large Print Edition
    394RRL
    Burgundy Genuine Leather
    ISBN 0-19-527303-6
    Copyright 1909, 1917
    Copyright renewed, 1937, 1945
    New materials copyright 1996
    Currently listed in 2010 Oxford Bible Catalog (p. 10) and Amazon.com

    Master Art Edition, KJV
    World Publishing Company
    2847-1
    Black Genuine Morocco
    Overlapping Covers
    Gold Edges
    Printed on World Indo-Text Paper
    Red Letter Edition
    No Copyright Date
    Purchased 1966
    Advertisement in Life magazine, Nov. 26, 1956



    Results of Bob's KJV Test 2

    Oxford Old Scofield (1909, 1917, 1996)
    [yes].....1. “or Sheba” not “and Sheba” in Joshua 19:2
    [yes].....2. “sin” not “sins” in 2 Chronicles 33:19
    [yes].....3. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Job 33:4
    [yes].....4. “whom ye” not “whom he” in Jeremiah 34:16
    [yes].....5. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Ezekiel 11:24
    [yes].....6. “flieth” not “fleeth” in Nahum 3:16
    [no].....7. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Matthew 4:1 [Scofield note g = Holy Spirit]
    [yes].....8. “further” not “farther” in Matthew 26:39
    [yes].....9. “bewrayeth” not “betrayeth” in Matthew 26:73
    [yes].....10. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Mark 1:12
    [no].....11. “spirit” not “Spirit” in Acts 11:28
    [no].....12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8 [Scofield note r = Holy Spirit]
    Yes = 9, No = 3
    75% Pure

    World Bible Master Art Edition (ca 1956)
    [no].....1. “or Sheba” not “and Sheba” in Joshua 19:2
    [no].....2. “sin” not “sins” in 2 Chronicles 33:19
    [no].....3. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Job 33:4
    [no].....4. “whom ye” not “whom he” in Jeremiah 34:16
    [yes].....5. “Spirit of God” not “spirit of God” in Ezekiel 11:24
    [no].....6. “flieth” not “fleeth” in Nahum 3:16
    [no].....7. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Matthew 4:1 [Scofield note g = Holy Spirit]
    [no].....8. “further” not “farther” in Matthew 26:39
    [yes].....9. “bewrayeth” not “betrayeth” in Matthew 26:73
    [no].....10. “Spirit” not “spirit” in Mark 1:12
    [yes].....11. “spirit” not “Spirit” in Acts 11:28
    [yes].....12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8 [Scofield note r = Holy Spirit]
    Yes = 4, No = 8
    33% Pure



    . . .



    Due to the results of KJV Test 2, I decided to download the Pure Cambridge Edition from The Guardians at www.bibleprotector.com


    ...Bob
     
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    some marks of the actual 1769 Oxford KJV edition

    The 1769 Oxford still had the spelling "Judea" (Matt. 2:1, etc.) instead of Judaea with the same difference in several other words in the New Testament. The spelling "Judea" was still in Oxford KJV's until 1804 and in Cambridge KJV's until 1844 and again in the 1873 and 2005 Cambridge and in some other present KJV's. Besides the spelling variations and the differences between "LORD" and "Lord," the following are some of the main differences between the text of the actual 1769 Oxford KJV edition edited by Blayney and most present KJV editions.

    Gen. 49:26
    thy progenitors (1769 Oxford)
    my progenitors (Oxford edition in Scofield Reference Bible)

    Exodus 6:21
    Zithri (1769 Oxford and up to 1880 Oxford)
    Zichri (Oxford in SRB)

    Numbers 20:14
    travel (1769 Oxford and up to 1885 Oxford and in a couple present KJV's)
    travail (Oxford in SRB)

    Deuteronomy 10:2
    brakedst (1769 Oxford)
    brakest (Oxford in SRB)

    Deuteronomy 12:17
    thy tithe (1769 Oxford)
    the tithe (Oxford in SRB)

    Deuteronomy 12:19
    thy earth (1769 Oxford)
    the earth (Oxford in SRB)

    Deuteronomy 22:3
    all lost thing (1769 Oxford)
    all lost things (Oxford in SRB)

    Deuteronomy 24:17
    the widow's (1769 Oxford)
    a widow's (Oxford in SRB)

    Joshua 19:2
    Beer-sheba, Sheba (1769 Oxford)
    Beer-sheba, and Sheba (Oxford in SRB and some present KJV's)
    Beer-sheba, or Sheba (other present KJV's)

    Judges 19:29
    all the coast (1769 Oxford)
    all the coasts (Oxford in SRB)

    1 Samuel 2:13
    priest's custom (1769 Oxford and KJV's up to 1873 Cambridge and still in
    some present KJV's such as those by American Bible Society)
    priests' custom (Oxford in SRB)

    1 Samuel 13:6
    in a straight (1769 Oxford)
    in a strait (Oxford in SRB)

    1 Chronicles 29:1
    whom God alone (1769 Oxford)
    whom alone God (Oxford in SRB)

    2 Chronicles 4:12
    on the pillars (1769 Oxford)
    on the top of the pillars (Oxford in SRB)

    Job 41:6
    thy companions (1769 Oxford)
    the companions (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 18:47
    unto me (1769 Oxford)
    under me (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 60:4
    feared (1769 Oxford)
    fear (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 68:2
    in the presence (1769 Oxford)
    at the presence (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 78:66
    part (1769 Oxford)
    parts (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 105:12
    When there were (1769 Oxford)
    When they were (Oxford in SRB)

    Psalm 107:16
    gates of iron (1769 Oxford)
    bars of iron (Oxford in SRB)

    Proverbs 19:20
    the latter end (1769 Oxford)
    thy latter end (Oxford in SRB)

    Proverbs 22:4
    riches, honour (1769 Oxford)
    riches, and honour (Oxford in SRB)

    Ecclesiastes 1:1
    king of Jerusalem (1769 Oxford) [from 1629 Cambridge until 1840 Oxford)
    king in Jerusalem (Oxford in SRB)

    Isaiah 52:14
    astonished (1769 Oxford and some present KJV's)
    astonied (Oxford in SRB)

    Lamentations 3:5
    travel (1769 Oxford and still in a couple present KJV's)
    travail (Oxford in SRB)

    Micah 7:4
    a brier (1769 Oxford)
    as a brier (Oxford in SRB)

    Zechariah 11:2
    mighty is spoiled (1769 Oxford)
    mighty are spoiled (Oxford in SRB)

    Matthew 9:8
    multitudes (1769 Oxford and several present KJV's)
    multitude (Oxford in SRB and in most KJV's before 1769 beginning with 1614 London and 1629 Cambridge]

    Luke 16:23
    lifted (1769 Oxford and up to 1804 Oxford and 1824 Cambridge and in 2005 Cambridge)
    lift (Oxford in SRB)

    John 14:6
    and the truth (1769 Oxford)
    the truth (Oxford in SRB)

    Romans 7:20
    Now if do (1769 Oxford)
    Now if I do (Oxford in SRB)

    Romans 11:23
    not in unbelief (1769 Oxford)
    not still in unbelief (Oxford in SRB)

    1 Corinthians 4:13
    the earth (1769 Oxford)
    the world (Oxford in SRB)

    2 Corinthians 3:11
    was done (1769 Oxford)
    is done (Oxford in SRB)

    2 Corinthians 7:16
    con-dence (1769 Oxford)
    confidence (Oxford in SRB)

    2 Corinthians 12:2
    about (1769 Oxford)
    above (Oxford in SRB)

    Galatians 2:6
    those who (1769 Oxford)
    these who (Oxford in SRB)

    Ephesians 3:5
    the holy apostles (1769 Oxford)
    his holy apostles (Oxford in SRB)

    Hebrews 9:21
    sprinkled likewise (1769 Oxford from 1638 Cambridge and as late as 1804 Oxford and 1824 Cambridge and still in present KJV by American Bible Society)
    sprinkled (Oxford in SRB)

    Hebrews 10:12
    sins, for ever (1769 Oxford from 1638 Cambridge and up to 1838 London)
    sins for ever, (Oxford in SRB)

    1 John 1:4
    our joy (1769 Oxford)
    your joy (Oxford in SRB)

    Revelation 18:22
    [at all in thee, and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more] [all these words missing in 1769 Oxford)
     
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    Bob's KJV test 3

    Thanks to Logos1560, I tested additional verses in my KJV collection.

    For the test verses posted by Logos1560, my Oxford Scofield and World Master Art Edition disagree with the Oxford 1769, except at three verses where they agree.


    My Oxford Scofield and World Master Art Edition agree with the Pure Cambridge Edition, except at two verses where they disagree.


    My self-pronouncing World Master Art Edition differs at those verses with names.



    Results (including the info posted by Logos1560)

    Gen. 49:26
    thy progenitors (1769 Oxford)
    my progenitors (Oxford edition in Scofield Reference Bible)
    my progenitors (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    my progenitors (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Exodus 6:21
    Zithri (1769 Oxford and up to 1880 Oxford)
    Zichri (Oxford in SRB)
    Zichʹrī (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    Zichri (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Numbers 20:14
    travel (1769 Oxford and up to 1885 Oxford and in a couple present KJV's)
    travail (Oxford in SRB)
    travail (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    travail (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Deuteronomy 10:2
    brakedst (1769 Oxford)
    brakest (Oxford in SRB)
    brakest (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    brakest (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Deuteronomy 12:17
    thy tithe (1769 Oxford)
    the tithe (Oxford in SRB)
    the tithe (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    the tithe (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Deuteronomy 12:19
    thy earth (1769 Oxford)
    the earth (Oxford in SRB)
    the earth (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    the earth (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Deuteronomy 22:3
    all lost thing (1769 Oxford)
    all lost things (Oxford in SRB)
    all lost thing (Oxford Scofield 1909, 1917, 1996)
    all lost thing (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    all lost thing (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Deuteronomy 24:17
    the widow's (1769 Oxford)
    a widow's (Oxford in SRB)
    a widow's (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    a widow's (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Joshua 19:2
    Beer-sheba, Sheba (1769 Oxford)
    Beer-sheba, and Sheba (Oxford in SRB and some present KJV's)
    Beer-sheba, or Sheba (other present KJV's)
    Beer-sheba, or Sheba (Oxford Scofield 1909, 1917, 1996)
    Bēʹer-shēʹbá, and Shēʹbá (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    Beer-sheba, or Sheba (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Judges 19:29
    all the coast (1769 Oxford)
    all the coasts (Oxford in SRB)
    all the coasts (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    all the coasts (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)


    1 Samuel 2:13
    priest's custom (1769 Oxford and KJV's up to 1873 Cambridge and still in
    some present KJV's such as those by American Bible Society)
    priests' custom (Oxford in SRB)
    priest's custom (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    priests' custom (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    1 Samuel 13:6
    in a straight (1769 Oxford)
    in a strait (Oxford in SRB)
    in a strait (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    in a strait (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    1 Chronicles 29:1
    whom God alone (1769 Oxford)
    whom alone God (Oxford in SRB)
    whom alone God (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    whom alone God (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    2 Chronicles 4:12
    on the pillars (1769 Oxford)
    on the top of the pillars (Oxford in SRB)
    on the top of the two pillars (Oxford Scofield, 1909, 1917, 1996)
    on the top of the two pillars (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    on the top of the two pillars (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Job 41:6
    thy companions (1769 Oxford)
    the companions (Oxford in SRB)
    the companions (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    the companions (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 18:47
    unto me (1769 Oxford)
    under me (Oxford in SRB)
    under me (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    under me (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 60:4
    feared (1769 Oxford)
    fear (Oxford in SRB)
    fear (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    fear (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 68:2
    in the presence (1769 Oxford)
    at the presence (Oxford in SRB)
    at the presence (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    at the presence (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 78:66
    part (1769 Oxford)
    parts (Oxford in SRB)
    parts (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    parts (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 105:12
    When there were (1769 Oxford)
    When they were (Oxford in SRB)
    When they were (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    When they were (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Psalm 107:16
    gates of iron (1769 Oxford)
    bars of iron (Oxford in SRB)
    bars of iron (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    bars of iron (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Proverbs 19:20
    the latter end (1769 Oxford)
    thy latter end (Oxford in SRB)
    thy latter end (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    thy latter end (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Proverbs 22:4
    riches, honour (1769 Oxford)
    riches, and honour (Oxford in SRB)
    riches, and honour (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    riches, and honour (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Ecclesiastes 1:1
    king of Jerusalem (1769 Oxford) [from 1629 Cambridge until 1840 Oxford)
    king in Jerusalem (Oxford in SRB)
    king in Jê-rųʹ-sâ-lěm (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    king in Jerusalem (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Isaiah 52:14
    astonished (1769 Oxford and some present KJV's)
    astonied (Oxford in SRB)
    astonied (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    astonied (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Lamentations 3:5
    travel (1769 Oxford and still in a couple present KJV's)
    travail (Oxford in SRB)
    travail (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    travail (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Micah 7:4
    a brier (1769 Oxford)
    as a brier (Oxford in SRB)
    as a brier (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    as a brier (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Zechariah 11:2
    mighty is spoiled (1769 Oxford)
    mighty are spoiled (Oxford in SRB)
    mighty are spoiled [note 3 = gallants] (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    mighty are spoiled (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Matthew 9:8
    multitudes (1769 Oxford and several present KJV's)
    multitude (Oxford in SRB and in most KJV's before 1769 beginning with 1614 London and 1629 Cambridge]
    multitudes (Oxford Scofield, 1909, 1917, 1996)
    multitudes (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    multitudes (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Luke 16:23
    lifted (1769 Oxford and up to 1804 Oxford and 1824 Cambridge and in 2005 Cambridge)
    lift (Oxford in SRB)
    lift (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    lift (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    John 14:6
    and the truth (1769 Oxford)
    the truth (Oxford in SRB)
    the truth (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    the truth (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Romans 7:20
    Now if do (1769 Oxford)
    Now if I do (Oxford in SRB)
    Now if I do (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    Now if I do (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Romans 11:23
    not in unbelief (1769 Oxford)
    not still in unbelief (Oxford in SRB)
    not still in unbelief (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    not still in unbelief (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    1 Corinthians 4:13
    the earth (1769 Oxford)
    the world (Oxford in SRB)
    the world (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    the world (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    2 Corinthians 3:11
    was done (1769 Oxford)
    is done (Oxford in SRB)
    is done (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    is done (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    2 Corinthians 7:16
    con-dence (1769 Oxford)
    confidence (Oxford in SRB)
    confidence (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    confidence (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    2 Corinthians 12:2
    about (1769 Oxford)
    above (Oxford in SRB)
    above (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    above (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Galatians 2:6
    those who (1769 Oxford)
    these who (Oxford in SRB)
    these who (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    these who (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Ephesians 3:5
    the holy apostles (1769 Oxford)
    his holy apostles (Oxford in SRB)
    his holy apostles (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    his holy apostles (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Hebrews 9:21
    sprinkled likewise (1769 Oxford from 1638 Cambridge and as late as 1804 Oxford and 1824 Cambridge and still in present KJV by American Bible Society)
    sprinkled (Oxford in SRB)
    sprinkled (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    sprinkled (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Hebrews 10:12
    sins, for ever (1769 Oxford from 1638 Cambridge and up to 1838 London)
    sins for ever, (Oxford in SRB)
    sins for ever, (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    sins for ever, (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    1 John 1:4
    our joy (1769 Oxford)
    your joy (Oxford in SRB)
    your joy (World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    your joy (Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)

    Revelation 18:22
    [at all in thee, and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more] [all these words missing in 1769 Oxford)
    (words included in Oxford Scofield, 1909, 1917, 1996)
    (words included in World Master Art Edition, ca 1955, self-pronouncing)
    (words included in Pure Cambridge Edition, ca 1900)
     
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    Logos1560...

    Thank you for continuing to post your knowledge about the Oxford 1769 KJV. As I tested your posted verses on a couple of my KJV Bibles, I discovered some interesting things about a couple of my favorite Bibles. I hope I did not "hijack" your thread or keep others from posting. If I did, please forgive my many words.

    . . .

    Earlier today, I ran across this interesting web site: International Society of Bible Collectors (ISBC), which appears to be semi-active at this time. A pity. Do you know of any similar groups?

    ...Bob
     
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    By the way, it is the second time at the end of the verse where the 1769 Oxford omits "the top of." It is earlier in the same verse where KJV's have "two pillars."
     
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    While the Old Scofield with the 1996 copyright asserts that it does not change any of the notes of the old Scofield Reference Bible, its KJV text is different from the Scofield Reference Bible printed earlier in the 1900's. There are probably 50 differences in the text [mostly spelling of proper names] between the text of the Scofield Reference Bible and the text of the Scofield Study Bible with the 1996 copyright.

    For example, a Scofield Reference Bible printed in the 1980's has "sins" in agreement with the 1769 Oxford edition at 2 Chronicles 33:19 while the Scofield Study Bible has "sin." Another example is at Nahum 3:16, where the Scofield Reference Bible has "fleeth away" in agreement with the 1769 Oxford edition while the Scofield Study Bible has "flieth away."

    At Ezra 4:10, the Scofield Reference Bible has "Asnapper" in agreement with the 1769 Oxford edition while the Scofield Study Bible has "Asnappar." At Ezra 2:2, the Scofield Reference Bible has "Mizpar" in agreement with the 1769 Oxford edition while the Scofield Study Bible has "Mispar."
     
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    Thanks for clearing up the pillars in 2 Chronicles 4:12. When I returned to the verse, I also looked at the NIV and other modern versions. At first, I thought the recessed formatting (poetry format) of the NIV helped the clarity. However, when I read the same verse for the third time in the KJV, I think the Oxford 1769 said it better than the wordy present KJV.

    Or maybe I was finally grasping the thought behind the verse on the third reading. That happens a lot. I think I understand a verse better by switching versions or looking for notes in study Bibles. However, it is probably the rereading of the verse and improved familiarity with the thought behind the verse--more than the time-consuming juggle of versions and study Bibles.

    ...Bob
     
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    How many editions were there with the KJB? And just how exactly can you tell which one is which?

    I have a little New Testament that only says that it was printed in Great Britain at the University Press, Cambridge.

    Then another is a full version that it was a Patent from Queen Victoria dated July 11th 1839, and was granted licence from Queen Elizabeth from September 27th 1957 for William Collins and Sons and Company to print one hundred thousand copies in Glasgow.

    Neither copies however state any type of "edition" or year.

    I also have two newer KJ bibles, and they also don't seem to specify themselves as a certain "edition"
    Both are Published by Nelson, one printed in the USA and the other in Belgium.

    A little off topic, but sadly the one made in the USA is not holding up very well at all, and yet it is much newer than the others printed in other countries. They are all holding up very well even though much older.
     
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    I posted a little story about me and my Scofields as a new thread.

    ...Bob
     
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    I do not know how many different editions that there are of the KJV. Different people would likely give different definitions or have different opinions concerning what constitutes a different edition. Printers in the 1700's and 1800's at least up to the 1880's put the year of publication on the title page. Back when printers had to type-set each letter of each word before printing, it is likely that every printing had some differences from the previous edition. Different sizes sometimes are considered different editions, such as large folio or pulpit sized, medium quarto size, or small octavo size or smaller minature size. It may be possible that a printer prints the same exact text in different size Bibles, but often there may be a few variations in text in the different size Bibles.

    Most of the time printers have not informed readers when they were producing a different edition of the KJV and have not listed or indicated what changes that they were making. For example, the 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV with its many changes does not indicate on its title page or any other introductory page that it was a different edition with a good number of changes from previous editions.

    I have been checking 150 editions of the KJV in over 1,000 places from the 1611 edition to present day editions and have found that very few of them are 100% alike in all the places.

    There are easily over 10 varying editions of the KJV in print today. Cambridge University Press prints at least 3 varying editions of the KJV: its Standard Text Edition, its Concord edition, and the 2005 Cambridge edition edited by David Norton. The 1873 Cambridge edition edited by Scrivener is being printed today in some editions printed by Zondervan and Hendrickson. There is also more than one edition of the KJV printed by Oxford. The present KJV edition printed by the American Bible Society differs from a present Oxford or Cambridge edition. The KJV edition in the Open Bible and in some other study Bibles differs from a present Oxford or Cambridge edition. The 2006 Penguin Classics edition of the KJV which used the text of the 2005 New Cambridge Paragraph Bible has a few differences or changes from the 2005 edition.

    In another post, I will present a few examples of some variations with the editions that have them.
     

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