KING JAMES VERSION
IS IT THE INERRANT WORD OF GOD?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I) INTRODUCTORY NOTES
A) OBSERVATIONS RELATIVE TO THE TRANSMISSION AND PRESERVATION OF GOD'S WORD
1) ORAL TRANSMISSION OF GOD'S REVELATION TO MAN
2) THE WORD OF GOD AS IT WAS INSPIRED AND ORIGINALLY WRITTEN
3) THE REPUTATION OF THE AUTHORS OF ANY VERSION CANNOT BE OBJECTIVELY EVALUATED IN DETERMINING THE RELIABITY OF ANY TRANSLATION
B) THE KJV IS AN EXCELLENT TRANSLATION, BUT NOT THE ONLY EXCELLENT TRANSLATION
C) WHAT WE HAVE REGARDING WHICH TRANSLATION TO USE IS 99.5+% AGREEMENTAND A DISPUTE CONCERNING LESS THAN ONE-HALF OF ONE % OF THE BIBLE,
D) THE LARGE AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE HAS REVEALED ONLY ABOUT 50 SIGNIFICANT VARIATIONS, NONE OF WHICH EFFECT ANY DOCTRINE
II) PARTICULAR POINTS WHICH INDICATE DISCREPANCIES IN THE KJV TRANSLATION
A) [Isa 13:15]
B) [Rev 17:8]
C) [Rev 16:5]
D) [Ro 7:6]
E) [Acts 9:6]
F) [Heb 10:23]
G) [Acts 19:37]
H) [Acts 12:4]
I) [Ex 20:14]
J) [Mk 7:27]
K) [Jn 3:16 KJV]:
1) [Heb 11:17]:
L) AION = age not world
M) [Heb 2:17]
N) [Lk 18:13]
O) [Ro 16:26]
P) [Ro 5:18]
Q) [Mt 13:39, 40, 49]:
R) [Ro 8:1]
S) [2 Pet 2:4]
T) [Mt 16:18]
V) The following is from this website:
1) Were KJV Translators Inspired?
2) Can you read the original KJV 1611 edition?
3) Introductory notes
a) Proof #1: that the translators were NOT inspired in their work of translation:
b) Proof #2: that the translators were NOT inspired in their work of translation:
III) FALSE ARGUMENTS USED TO SUPPORT THE KJV ONLY POINT OF VIEW REFUTED:
A) The original KJV in 1611 AD when it first came out had no marginal notes.
B) These marginal notes were added by the publishers and did not originate with the inspired translators.
C) The original translators preface was not written by or authorized by the translators but was inserted against their wishes by the publishers.
D) The fact is, the marginal readings are NOT THE WORDS OF GOD and the TEXT IS. The translators did not KNOW that they were being guided to translate His word correctly, that much is certain. Just because they wrote in the margins doesn't mean the text is not accurate!
IV) QUESTIONS FOR KJV ONLY ADVOCATES
V) INCONSISTENCY IN TRANSLATING IDENTICAL WORDS AND PHRASES IN THE KJV
VI) WHY THE KING JAMES BIBLE IS NOT THE BEST TRANSLATION TODAY
VII) THE ARCHAIC LANGUAGE OF THE KJV IS A HINDRANCE TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF GOD'S WORD
B) 436 EXAMPLES OF WORDS WHICH ARE NOT USED TODAY CAUSING LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENT OF THE GOD'S WORD
VIII) GREG HARTMAN'S POINT OF VIEW FROM THIS WEBSITE:
A) ANSWER TO: 'THE KJV IS THE BEST TRANSLATION BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST LITERAL'
B) OUTRIGHT TRANSLATION ERRORS
C) ANSWER TO THE CLAIM THAT THE KJV NEVER PARAPHRASES
D) THE ORIGINAL EDITIONS OF THE KJV INCLUDED THE APOCRYPHA
E) ANSWER TO THE QUESTION: DO YOU SIMPLY REFUSE TO BELIEVE THE WIDE RANGE OF VARIANTS IN THE OTHER TEXTS BESIDES THE MAJORITY TEXT
ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY BY Robert M. Bowman, Jr.