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Merril Unger on the Authorized Version

Merril F. Unger The Authorized Version “The excellence of the work done is attested by the simple fact that this version [AV] has held the heart of the English-speaking world for nearly three centuries, and that no subsequent version has … Continue reading

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Plain Language

“I shall endeavor to clothe my ideas in such plain language, that..if the poor and unlearned can comprehend, the learned and rich must.” George Whitefield

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God’s book unto God’s people in a tongue which they can understand

“Therefore,blessed be they, and most honored be their name that break the ice, and give the onset upon that which helpeth forward to the saving of souls. Now what can be more available thereto than to deliver God’s book unto … Continue reading

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Brief history of Standardization

The Westminster Divines unquestionably believed THE RECEIVED TEXT as noted by the citations in their Confession of Faith. They believed the ENGLISH SCRIPTURES to be the word of God for English speakers. God has spoken to man in divers manners … Continue reading

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Sir Frederic Kenyon – passage not preserved

“In some passages it seems certain that the true reading has not been preserved by any ancient authority, and we are driven to conjecture in order to supply it. But such passage are an infinitesimal portion of the whole and … Continue reading

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The Word of God in English, Leland Ryken

“The language of 1Peter is nearer to the standards of classical Greek than the vernacular koine…Nonliterary koine varies from a ‘crude and frequently ungrammatical form of Greek to the standard literary form.’…One thing that Metzger and others have emphasized is … Continue reading

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What was the original original?

What did Jesus really say? Which word did Jesus actually speak when teaching on the Parable of the Sower? Was it πονηρός (wicked one Mt 13:19), Σατανᾶς (Satan Mk 4:15) or διάβολος (the devil Lk 8:12)? Same place, same context, … Continue reading

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