Torah v. King James Version of Bible (Thanks Irishgit)

Torah v. King James Version of Bible
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Torah v. King James Version of Bible (Thanks Irishgit) 5

The inexact wording of this thoughtless entry leads one to believe that people should spend less time drunk in front of the TV watching stupid and meaningless "sports" and more time studying.
The correct listing should probably have been: "Which translation of the Masoretic Text do you prefer; the text translated by Jewish rabbis (Stone, Soncino, etc.) or the translation from Dead-Jew-on-a-stick worshipers who named their bible after a notorious homosexual like King James?

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FranksWildYear s
05/13/2011

Torah v. King James Version of Bible (Thanks Irishgit) 3

They're both adequate in terms of propping the door open to allow a cool summer breeze through the house, and that is truly God's work.

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GenghisTheHun
05/13/2011

Torah v. King James Version of Bible (Thanks Irishgit) 3

This year is the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible, one of the more important works of history. As far as differences between the Torah and KJV, the translators used the Hebrew versions of the Old Testament books, so there is probably many similarities.

One big difference might be the instructions laid down by King James to the translators.

King James had ruled in Scotland as King James VI and when Elizabeth I died without issue, he also became King James I of England.

In Scotland, James had been browbeaten and bullied by the Presbyterian divines and nobles and he had also watched them bully his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, depose her and eventually send her to the scaffold. James was a boy when he became king of Scotland, and he had a belly full of religious fanatics and especially religious fanatics who lorded it over the king.

As soon as he became King of England, he hot footed it to London and never looked back; however, he determined that what happened to him in Scotland, would not happen to him in England.

James recognized that the Calvinist theology of Scotland where the clergy ruled was dangerous to the monarchy. He also recognized that the episcopal organization of the Church of England supported the monarchy. He soon adopted the theory: "No bishop, no king."

When he convened the translators for the King James Version of the Bible, he made sure that all were members of the Church of England. He gave them strict instructions to translate the Bible according to the theology of the Church of England including the theory of the episcopal organization of that church. Republicans, Presbyterians and religious tyrants were not to be written into the KJV as far as King James was concerned, and they weren't.

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