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Re: Psalm 46
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1590  Monday, 11 August 2003

[1]     From:   Ted Nellen <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Aug 2003 07:39:59 -0500 (CDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III

[2]     From:   Bill Arnold <
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        Date:   Friday, 8 Aug 2003 06:16:44 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III


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From:           Ted Nellen <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Aug 2003 07:39:59 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III

Legend has it that some believe that Shakespeare had a hand in the
writing of the King James bible esp. the psalms. They use 46 as their
example. verse 3

If you count forty-six words from beginning you find "shake" and if you
count forty-six back from end you get "spear." verse 9

This proof leads some to believe his authorship or hand in it..

Can't remember all the rest except that the KJB was commissioned and
written in his time and much of verse of KJB is very like WS.. or is it
just part of the whole making the bible more accessible via the verse..

Just a wonderful digression on codes and such much like Brown's _The
Davinci Code_.

tednellen

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From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 8 Aug 2003 06:16:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1580 Re: Authorship of Edward III

Martin Steward quotes me, "the alleged 'Shake-spear' cryptogram in Psalm
46..."

Then Martin writes, "Sounds entertainingly whacky - please explain."

SHAKSPEReans, and Martin, I suggest you all go to the SHAKSPER archives,
and type in Psalm 46.  This, I believe, has been well discussed on
SHAKSPER messageboard.  As noted there, I analyzed the history of the
Psalm 46-Shakespeare controversy in my 2002 Jesus book, and have
discussed that here, as well.  If you have any specific questions anew,
I will be glad to field them.

Bill Arnold
http://www.cwru.edu/affil/edis/scholars/arnold.htm

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