Discussion of Revision of the Holy Oracles,

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 144 pages
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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... We beg leave to say to our clerical friends that these articles are extensively republished; and the friends of revision, in all cases, publish the articles of the five clergymen. Preparations are in progress for the republication of the whole correspondence in pamphlet form for distribution in Europe and America. We shall be happy if our clerical friends will try their hands once more, and produce something that will do them credit. We pray them, before they abandon this field of fame, to try and state ONE fact on revision that will bear scrutiny; to make at least ONE argument that will pass cur rent in the realms of logic. James Edmunds. T. S. Bell. NUMBER VIII. THE AUTHORS AND FINISHERS OF THE COMMON VERSION.--ITS REVISERS AND THEIR OPPONENTS. We have heard and read a great deal in relation to the remarkable merits of the forty gentlemen, who, by a stretch of courtesy, are called the translators of King James's version. The period in which they flourished is called, very curiously, "the golden age of learning," a phrase which can have no force of truth to those acquainted with the history of that epoch. What are the golden fruits of that period? What are the products of the learning of that age? In what quarter of the earth may any man seek for any evidence of the truth of the statement that the learning of King James's times was either comprehensive, accurate, vital, or able? It is easy enough to manufacture fine phrases--quite easy, in the loom of an active imagination, to weave tissues at once gaudy and glaring and attenuated. But in matters that concern the welfare of human beings, that are connected with their highest interests and their eternal rights, that bind them to the throne of Omnipotence and to an inheritance that is undefiled and that f...

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