Authorized (King James) Bible, 1611 edition

    The so-called Authorized or King James Version (KJV) is a revision of previous English translations, such as the Tyndale Bible of 1315, the Bishop's Bible, and the Greek Septuagint. The translators compiled several thousand extant Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts, which differ in many minor and major aspects. Many additional texts have been discovered since, notably the Nag Hamadi codices and Dead Sea Scrolls from the late 1940s. There are many inconsistencies. For example, 1 John 5:7-8 includes as an inserted passage a late Latin fabrication intended to work a reference to the Trinity into the New Testament: compare the KJV with more recent editions, for example the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). The dramatic story of Jesus forgiving the "woman taken in adultery" (John 7:53 - 8:11) is not present in the oldest available Greek texts, and the early Church Fathers do not refer to it.

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