The Existing Monopoly an Inadequate Protection of the Authorised Version of Scripture, 4 Letters. to Which Is Added a PostScript

The Existing Monopoly an Inadequate Protection of the Authorised Version of Scripture, 4 Letters. to Which Is Added a PostScript

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...to the words not expressed in the original languages, but which our Translators have thought fit to express in italics." These italics are found in every chapter of the Bible: and the faithful preservation of the Translators' text could require little of the process here described. Then, my Lord, with no authority to make the slightest critical alteration, do the Oxford Delegates of 1769, or the Gentlemen they employed, appear to have taken any thing like the precautions of our venerable and /w//Jy-authorised Translators? Dr. Burton (see the preceding correspondence) is my authority for stating that there do not seem to have been any formal or written instructions given to Dr. Blayney; little appears of any concert or meetings between the chief learned of the church and two Universities: and still less of consulting generally "any learned in the land," as in places of " special obscurity," King James' instructions enjoined. The translation of 1611, was in fact, in every sense of the words, the work and honor of the whole church of England--these numerous alterations of it, the bold, unwarranted meddling of a few Oxford Divines in a corner. As to the basis, or materials on which they proceeded, it is most remarkable, that neither are the versions of the Bible, ancient or modern; nor the quotations in the Fathers, early or late, alluded to in any way by the Delegates, or Dr. Blayney--although, in obedience to King James' fourth direction, a company of the authorised Translators was appointed to attend specifically to the latter; and what they state with regard to the former, is as we shall hereafter see, most material. How then, my Lord, was a text thus elaborately formed, likely, in utter negligence of some of its most...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236532694
  • 9781236532695