Talk:King James Version

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Addition to mistranslation[edit]

A suggestion for more to add to mistranslation. The translation committee could not properly translate the Hebrew hê·lêl, the word for "day star" or "light bear". They went to the Vulgate and used the Latin word lucifer in Isaiah 14:12. The Hebrew word was not translated to English. A Latin word was used instead which at some point became a proper name for Satan. I don't have any sources, but just a suggestion. Jatblue (talk) 23:09, 18 August 2018 (UTC)Jatblue 8/1/2018

Not clear that this is a mistranslation; in that the term in Hebrew; 'Shining Star, Son of the Dawn' is itself being applied as a metaphor for the fall of an (unnamed) king of Babylon (or maybe Assyria). It is generally considered that these words derive from a proper name for a non-Israelite divinity - leading to the assumption that this derives from a myth where this lesser divinity, hê·lêl, challenged the supreme God êl; and was cast down for his presumption. The KJV use of the proper name 'Lucifer' at this place does link into a medieval Christian interpretation of this myth as corresponding the the Fall of Satan (Luke 10:18) - which owes more to Dante and Milton - but the general function of the mythic story within a prophecy against Babylon, is much the same whatever weight is given to the name. TomHennell (talk) 16:53, 8 September 2018 (UTC)


where does the bible say where we go when we die — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:50, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Start with Luke 23:43 Martin of Sheffield (talk) 10:26, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Jesus son of Joseph taught reincarnation in Matthew 11:14-15, John 8:58, etc. 2601:580:104:C542:FD03:BAF0:259F:1282 (talk) 15:13, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

KJV 1611 used 25 letters, 1st revision 1629 introduiced 26-letter Alphabet[edit]

I added... The KJV of 1611 used the 25-letter English alphabet with no letter J, thus it was the King Iames Bible with "Iesus Chriſt". It was the first revision 1629 Cambridge King James Authorized Bible that first used the modern 26-letters and "Jesus Christ". 2601:580:104:C542:FD03:BAF0:259F:1282 (talk) 14:04, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

See Wikisource link to Bible (King James Version, 1611). Wikisource.  Martin of Sheffield (talk) 15:38, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Fixed conflicting WP bible & christianity[edit]

Greetings, WP bible had importance=top and WP christianity had importance=high. This conflict was causing errors for daily WP 1.0 bot assessment processing. The solution is to remove workgroup bible from "WP christianity".

Going forward, whenever this type of conflict is discovered in other articles, please update to remove the conflict. Regards, JoeHebda (talk) 18:03, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

When I read that in the diff I saw "The solution is to remove the bible from christianity"! :-o Martin of Sheffield (talk) 21:20, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
CE above to clarify removing "workgroup bible" not "the bible" :-) JoeHebda (talk) 15:26, 1 November 2018 (UTC)