King James Autocorrect

Yesterday’s Speed Bump cartoon featured God using a phone with autocorrect, which kept “fixing” his King James English. The cartoon brings into focus a serious point – that people imagine God speaking with the language – and the concepts, and the morals, and much else in terms of baggage – that came with the texts [Read More...]

The “Bible Scholar” App

I have mentioned before the need for an app that makes Biblical scholarship available to the general public for free. A recently-publicized app called “The Bible Scholar” illustrates why it is needed, rather than actually providing what is needed. The app is the King James Version of the Bible, Matthew Henry's commentary, and many other [Read More...]

The King James Version: Better Than The Originals?

Stuff Fundies Like shared the above image. At first I thought it must be satire. But apparently not…   [Read more...]

Beyond the Queen James Bible

I read with interest in recent days the news (which I thought I’d heard announced at some point before) about the¬†Queen James Bible. What this Bible does is translate the eight “clobber passages” in ways that reflect what many scholars understand them to mean, seeking to make clear that they are not about contemporary same-sex [Read More...]

KJV-Onlyism

Libby Anne has posted an entry on her blog about that movement which claims that the King James Version of the Bible is the best, the only true Word of God. Since she gave me a mention in her post, I thought I should give her a shout out here – and also share a [Read More...]

Antidisestablishmentarianism (From the Archives)

OK, although it proves I’m a nerd (as if any of you had any doubts) I will come right out and admit it: ever since I was a child and first learned about the longest word in the dictionary I have been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to use it in a sentence. I suppose that [Read More...]


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