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Desc:Jaded historian presents a fun, scholarly, and even touching perspective on the KJV.
Category:Religious, Educational
Tags:Bible, KJV, socking great bearded hermaphrodites
Submitted:EvilHomer
Date:06/19/14
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cognitivedissonance - 2014-06-19
Regardless of your belief, the King James is the only bible you should own. It's a literary masterpiece. If you grumble about archaic language, then maybe Christianity isn't really for you. Maybe you should try something else. I dunno, try nothing at all.
takewithfood - 2014-06-20
KJV is the only one I've really read, but it's still useful to compare versions. That can be easily done online, though.

EvilHomer - 2014-06-19
This is a very interesting documentary. It's informative, it's amusing, it treats the audience as adults, there's some real obscure and fascinating tidbits that I personally never knew before (one of the translators was a notorious drunk and pornographer?!), and it's clear that everyone interviewed in this piece has a deep and abiding passion for their work.


And of course, the Youtube comments are an absolute cesspool.
gravelstudios - 2014-06-19
I used to play piano at an evangelical fundamentalist church. I now play at a couple of methodist churches. I'll admit the one thing I miss is the KJV. Other versions just don't SOUND like the bible. they sound stupid.
Kieran27 - 2014-06-20
I had hoped this one was a documentary I had seen about the KJV a few years ago, but sadly it is not. I will watch this one later once I have time. What I found most interesting about the KJV is the conflicting stories behind the making of it. Some claim it was the product of rushed compromise for political reasons, others say it is a scholarly text based on ancient texts. I'm curious to see which side this one is on.
cognitivedissonance - 2014-06-20
...while others believe that God used the Anglo-Saxon tongue to purify the Alexandrian texts which lead to Papist heresies, making the KJV more true than previous texts. This is a common, absurd, belief.

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