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    1. 1. Why We Hold to the King James Bible Sample Slides
    2. 2. Testimony of John Burgon God’s people believed they had the preserved scriptures He spent 30 years tracing the history of the Bible; collated 150 Greek manuscripts and collected 86,000 quotations; more than 4,000 of them were from writers who died before the year 400 AD.
    3. 3. The Reformation Tyndale English New Testament: 1525
    4. 4. Five Periods in Church History The Dark Ages: Persecution of the Bible
    5. 5. Conversion from Uncial to Cursive 9th and 10th Centuries Uncial manuscripts (majuscules) were written in all capital letters with no space between words and little or no punctuation. (The name uncial is from the Latin word uncialis, which means ‘inch-high.’) Uncial text fragment
    6. 6. The School in Alexandria Reconstruction of Alexandrian library A school was established in about 150 AD in Alexandria, Egypt, by Pantaenus. It mixed Christianity with pagan philosophy.
    7. 7. Heresies Multiplied Gnosticism Sabellianism Cerinthianism Ebioism Adoptionism
    8. 8. Five Periods in Church History 2nd and 3rd Centuries: Corruption of the Bible Origen
    9. 9. The King James Bible Translators Lancelot Andrewes Mastered 15 languages It was said that “such was his skill in all languages, especially in the Oriental, that, had he been present at Babel, he might have served as Interpreter-General.”
    10. 10. Matthews Bible (1537) Rogers was imprisoned for a year and then burned at Smithfield in February, 1555.
    11. 11. William Tyndale Tyndale sought permission from the Bishop of London to print the Bible in English Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall
    12. 12. History of the Modern Versions Canterbury Convocation
    13. 13. What about Evangelical Textual Critics? Evangelicals have adopted textual criticism ‘from the mint of infidel rationalism’. Robert Dabney, 1871 Presbyterian leader Robert Dabney
    14. 14. Editors of UBS Greek New Testament Carlo Maria Martini Jesuit Priest and Cardinal Professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, which, in addition to Roman Catholic heresies, promotes the theory of evolution and the heretical documentary views of biblical inspiration.
    15. 15. History of the Modern Versions A Time of Apostasy and Confusion EVOLUTION Thomas Huxley (1825-1893) mocked biblical creation in Zoological Evidences as to Man’s Place in Nature (1863)
    16. 16. Unitarians Ezra Abbot (1819-1884) Called the foremost textual critic in America of that day He authored the footnotes in the ASV which say that Christ should not be worshipped and which question his deity.
    17. 17. “The King James Version has GRAVE DEFECTS. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the development of Biblical studies and the discovery of many manuscripts more ancient than those upon which the King James Version was based, made it manifest that these DEFECTS ARE SO MANY AND SO SERIOUS as to call for revision of the English translation.” (Preface, RSV, 1951)
    18. 18. History of the Modern Versions The principles of revision “WE DO NOT CONTEMPLATE ANY NEW TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE, or any alteration of the language, except where, in the judgment of the most competent scholars, such change is necessary.”
    19. 19. History of the Modern Versions Many of the revisers later criticized their own work! Trench, Moberly, and Wordsworth were so disgusted with the revision that each man had been “anxious at different times to resign.”