March 3, 2011

King James Bible 'Twas a Work Most Modern

Stephen Tomkins, The Guardian

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Everyone from Richard Dawkins to Sarah Palin seems agreed that the King James Bible is Basically A Good Thing and wishes it many happy returns. It's more majestic than modern translations, easier to follow than Shakespeare, has enlivened English by translating Hebrew idiom literally, and is the genesis of 257 phrases that you use every day. (Don't say you don't. You do.)

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May 12, 2012
Archaeological Evidence for Solomon's Temple
Michele Chabin, RNS
Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of artifacts dating back to the time of the biblical King David that they say closely correspond to the description of Solomon's Temple found in the Book of Kings. more ››