2005

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0947  Thursday, 19 May 2005

From:           Cheryl Newton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 18 May 2005 14:41:42 -0400
Subject: 16.0935 Failed Application
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0935 Failed Application

Briefly for Bill:  The KJV translation is rife with mistranslations,
some for lack of scholarship, some in the OT deliberate to "predict" the
events of the NT.  The Jewish Publication Society has a recent
translation of the (OT) Hebrew Bible which is both readable and
eye-opening.  It's interesting for example to compare JPS translation of
the Sea of Reeds with the KJV account of the parting of the Red Sea.  Of
course, in Shakespeare's day, it's unlikely any Christian had the
vaguest idea that the KJV was not "The" Bible.  There are internet sites
for those even today holding that view to congregate & denounce any
newer translation as works of the Devil.

Cheryl

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