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Thy Footnotes have I Hid in Mine Heart

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Reply Scott
8:54 AM on October 27, 2015 
They might as well make a "choose your own adventure" bible.
Reply Charles-Paul Gerald Parker
3:24 PM on January 2, 2012 
Here I am again, but, then, nobody else is replying! I think that it is instructive to note how the A.V. (K.J.V.) translators handled marginal readings. All of the A.V. translators` own such readings, bly the way, should be included in an authentic A.V./K.J.V. edition, not just some (nor anyone else`s marginal additions, either!). These marginal readings usually shed further light on the readings in the text itself, e.g. to give a more literal meaning or one that may have real plausibility. When they refer, quite occasionally but instructively, to other sources than the main one of the A.V.`s text, e.g. to outside sources like the Vulgate, Syriac, or Septuagint MSS., it is truly to clarify or clear up a difficulty, not merely to "strut their stuff" as scholarly experts (which they were, but did not feel obliged to remind the reader constantly of that). The notes in the modern versions, in contrast, comment on every useless variant, however minoritarian or just downright wacko, that they find and opt to cite. This is not scholarship, but rather self-aggrandising and pedantic (often unbelieving) pettifogging and obscurantism.
Reply Charles-Paul Gerald Parker
1:51 PM on January 2, 2012 
Another point has occurred to me since the H.C.S.V. Bible first appeared. In some ways the Holman firm is being even more crassly commercial than new-Bible hucksters like Nelson and Zondervan. They actually include the name of their firm, Holman, in the name of the version! What next: the Revised Holman Version, the New Zondervan International Version, the Nelson Revised English Standard Version, etc.? Do they actually think that even the Bible society members, disreputable as they are, will deign to include such versions under their own Bible society imprint, when the name of another publisher forms part of the title?!? Sheesh! Or do they hope to hog the royalties entirely to themselves, without licensing the Bible societies to print/publish these huckster-named versions? Time will tell.
Reply Charles-Paul Gerald Parker
10:59 AM on January 2, 2012 
Interesting, ain`t it, that the Holman Christian Standard Bible claims that it sets a standard "for years to come", yet goes on to say that each generation needs (a) fresh translation(s)! Which is it? Is their product only to last at most 20 years or is it for many generations to come? What fools! The A.V./K.J.V. & Douay-Rheims-Challoner Bibles have been around for centuries, not for merely 20 years or for only several generations. It is they, especially the A.V. that is the final word of God.