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Re: Psalm 46
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1628  Monday, 18 August 2003

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Friday, 15 Aug 2003 07:34:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.1618 Re: Psalm 46 [Blame it on the Brits!]
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1618 Re: Psalm 46 [Blame it on the Brits!]

Bob Grumman writes, "I also added, 'But he didn't, and if he had, he
wouldn't have the 'Selah' messing his [Will s's] little trick up.'"

Well, well, well.  All of this supposed that the word "Selah" was part
of the TEXT of Psalm 46, which it isn't.  As I pointed out in my book in
my analysis of the texts from the ancient Hebrew, and Latin, up to the
English translations, the translators were ordered by King James I to
use the TEXT and remove all offending [to him!] marginalia, et al.,
which challenged his Divine Right to the English Throne!  Thus, the
Prologue to Psalm 46 from the offending text was removed but the Coda
"Selah" was not.  So be it.  But, as cryptologists have pointed out,
including myself, the TEXT is what matters and the TEXT of Psalm 46/46,
front-to-back IS "Shake.../...Spear' and none can deny that fact.  Count
it, in the KJV, if you doubt it!  And contrary to all quibbling aside,
as I also pointed out in my book, NONE of the other TEXTS are EXACTLY
46/46.  So there!  Now, none of this would be other than numerical
nonsense, even as the Friendmans admit, as I also note in my book,
unless there were not other collateral evidence in support of the 46/46
being somehow significant in the LIFE and BIO of Will S, of which it
IS.  So there, again!!

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

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