WHY THE KING JAMES OLD TESTAMENT ISNT’ THE LAST WORD As we discussed in the last article, the KJV used the Bomberg (ben Chayyim) edition, completed about 150 years before the KJV. But scholars do not consider it to be as accurate as the 1977 Biblia Hebraica based on the Aleppo and Leningrad Codices available today. We have been aware of […]
Tag: Received text
WHAT IS THE “RECEIVED TEXT?” WHY DO SO MANY MAKE A FUSS ABOUT IT?
There is an often-espoused argument by sincere believers that only the King James Version is acceptable for Christians to use as the WORD of GOD. One of the factors frequenting the debate is the phrase “received text.” But is there any biblical text that is “received” in the sense that it was God’s Word revealed […]
THE RECEIVED TEXT VS. THE CRITICAL TEXT: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT?
DOES A ‘RECEIVED TEXT’ IMPLY INERRANCY? While champions of the superiority of the King James Bible argue that it is based on the “received text” and is categorically different from the “critical text,” this claim turns out to be ERRONEOUS. We only have to consider the history of how we got our Christian Bible to […]
SHOOT THE MESSENGER! SO WHY DID I SAY THAT THE KING JAMES BIBLE (AND ALMOST ALL OLD TESTAMENTS) HAVE SOME SERIOUS FLAWS?
Summary: I’ve been called many names since I dare to assert that the King James Bible has flaws. After all, isn’t it based on the “received text?” And doesn’t mean that it is inspired such that it is inerrant? I don’t think so. What the authors originally wrote were moved by God to compose what […]