What is the true connection between the KJV Bible and the Textus Receptus?
The Textus Receptus [TR] was NOT translated from the earliest available manuscripts [MSS] of ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. The TR had many errors, and new errors were introduced as it was revised, yet it was a source of the KJV Bible.
Asked By: True Truthseeker - 5/27/2010
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Before the Reformation, the Western Church used the Vulgate translation, which was in Latin. It was a closed book to most of the populace. An 'infallible' test for revealing a heretic in the Middle Ages to Catholic authorities was to see if they possessed, or even knew any part of the Bible in their own language. The... More
Answered By: Annsan_In_Him - 5/27/2010
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The point behind the King James Version was not to have an accurate translation. It was to have a version that sounded majestic - accuracy took second place to poetry, and much of it was antiquated language even at the time it was written - and to support the divine right of the King to rule. The English version... More
Answered By: Ishtar - 5/27/2010
The connection is that the Beza Text was the most readily-available and trustworthy Greek **printing** of the New Testament available at the time that the King James Version was translated... More
Answered By: http://www.bible-reviews.com - 5/27/2010
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