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Biblical translations.

I was just thinking. I'm sure it's been done, but has anyone proved that the bible was correctly translated back in the days of King James? I mean, he could've just had the bible translated to say whatever he wanted and the people wouldn't have known the difference. And if they said anything, they would've wished they hadn't. Like I said, I'm sure it's been proven, but I wonder what the original story of the bible was. It's probably been changed a little bit over time.
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I need to study it further but this is what I seem to recall.

The KJV was translated using the Textus Receptous which we still have today. Therefore it is easy to go back and check it for accuracy.

An interesting note:
When the Dead Sea Scrolls version of Isaiah were compared to our contemporary version it only differed by 9 consonants. Pretty good for being seperated by nearly 1900 years.

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The first english version of the bible was the work of Willaim Tyndale. He was accused of willfully perverting the meaning of the scriptures and publicly executed in 1536. Years of transaltion before KJV 1535, 1537, 1539, 1560, 1568, 1582, then KJV 1611. There where so many defects it took the Church of England 11 yrs. to correct 1870-1881. Most of the corrections made were because the translation into Greek, Aramaic, Syraic and Latin were made before the time of the Masoretic revision.We're talking about badly translated words not storys or histrical facts. The only story that was removed from the bible is the book of Enoch. Enoch was 7th generation from Adam and was Noah's great, great, grandfather. He never died but was taken up by God. His accounts of the nephiliams, fallen angels taking human form living among us scared people, so the church decided to take it out. Enoch is mentioned in the book of Jude.
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The first english version of the bible was the work of Willaim Tyndale. He was accused of willfully perverting the meaning of the scriptures and publicly executed in 1536. Years of transaltion before KJV 1535, 1537, 1539, 1560, 1568, 1582, then KJV 1611. There where so many defects it took the Church of England 11 yrs. to correct 1870-1881. Most of the corrections made were because the translation into Greek, Aramaic, Syraic and Latin were made before the time of the Masoretic revision.We're talking about badly translated words not storys or histrical facts. The only story that was removed from the bible is the book of Enoch. Enoch was 7th generation from Adam and was Noah's great, great, grandfather. He never died but was taken up by God. His accounts of the nephiliams, fallen angels taking human form living among us scared people, so the church decided to take it out. Enoch is mentioned in the book of Jude.
Actually John Wycliffe was the first to plan a complete English translation of the Bible from Latin. He was able to finish the NT before his death and his friends completed his work. (1380) Tyndale was the first printed english version around 1525-1530. He as able to comeplete the NT and Pentateuch before his death. While Miles Coverdale is credited with having completed the first printed english version in 1535.

I have read the book of Enoch, it is very good.

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Yeah, the book of Enoch is really mind blowing. I wouldn't suggest it for new Christians.
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