Tag Archives: The Masoretic Text

IS GENESIS 1-11 HISTORY OR MYTH?

This article is drawn from my new book, Rebooting the Bible, Part 2.  This is cut from the Introduction and simplified a bit to focus just on the issue of why historical truth matters even in the first eleven chapters of Genesis, which is often the most likely section of Scripture to be labeled “myth.”

The revised date for the book being available is now Memorial Day weekend. May 23-25. Only the last chapter, indexes, and a couple of small appendices are left to complete.  If you haven’t read Rebooting the Bible, Part 1, I do encourage you to get
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THE KJV TRANSLATORS INSERTED 8,422 “VARIANTS INTO THE TEXT” OF THE KJV BIBLE. SO WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Summary: The King James Version has over 8,000 variants — comprised of marginal notes explaining alternatives to the meaning of the Hebrew or Greek words used in the source texts for the Bible. The KJV ONLY advocates argue that there is no question that the English words selected are guaranteed by the Holy Spirit to be the proper English words to accurately convey the meaning of the Hebrew or Greek. However, the 8,422 variants inserted in the margins by the 47 translators of the King James Version constitute 8,422 issues raised regarding variations that may be as probable to be

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