Thursday, August 18, 2011

A paragraphed, single-column, KJV

Mark Bertrand continues his "Single Column Week" with an enthusiastic review of the brand new Cambridge Clarion KJV. I've never owned a KJV apart from a parallel-column New Testament that compared four translations. The church in which I grew up used RSV and that was the translation of the presentation Bible that was given me when promoted from 4th to 5th grade in Sabbath School. Of course between then and now I've possessed [and still do] a variety of other versions. This tempts me to buy my first KJV. Is the 400th anniversary sufficient justification?

The picture is one of Mark Bertrand's from his site, Bible Design and Binding, and many more of his photographs of this book are in the post along with his review. There are also purchase links to Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:23 AM

    So buy one now. One of the blessings of being by the death bed of elderly saints is that the King James is what they know, believed and came to love. It allows for minsitry which this generation wil never know.

    The KJV may have been why a high tone of language was carried into our every day life which we may never know again.

    I am glad there was a standard translation even it was the RSV because of its word for word construction.

    Oh for such a powerful translation today.


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