Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

March 30, 2011

According to this appreciative take on the King James Version’s 400th anniversary, the original printing of the translation had a rather unfortunate error: “Thou shalt commit adultery.” Yikes! I had never heard that before!

And while the KJV gave us so many words and phrases that have become indelibly imprinted on our consciousness, did you know it also contains this phrase? In multiple places! Can you even say that in church?

My favorite KJV-related story is this one. Is it a coincidence?

And where would we be without a Jack Chick tract warning us of the mortal dangers of non-KJV Bibles. Like I’ve always said, if the King James is good enough for the Apostle Paul, it’s good enough for me!

Is it possible—and this is a frightening thought—that Jack Chick is the most widely published cartoonist ever? The more recent tracts, like the one above, appear to have been ghost-drawn.

3 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Jimmy!”

  1. John Richards Says:

    Reminds me of my college roommate who believed in KJV being the only authoritative English translation (although he did allow the New KJV also as it was based on the same source documents). He had a KJV-only book which a friend of mine considered trash and threw away at least once during a visit 🙂

    • brentwhite Says:

      I think it’s incredibly inconsiderate to throw away someone else’s book, even if you disagree with it. 😉

  2. Brian Sassaman Says:

    An old church in rural England just recently found one of the bibles from the original or second printing. They identify the age by the printing errors. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/28/tiny-church-finds-original-king-james-bible/


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