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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