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Monday, August 17, 2009

the Actual 1611

It is fascinating to read old literature. The oldest books are the best. The time required to put words on parchment back then required diligence. Here is a quote from the 1611 King James Version of the Bible. Please note that the 1611 Bibles currently sold are not the same as the version printed back then. The original bible contained the Apocrypha which was removed in the early 18th century:

The Wisdom of Solomon
Chapter XII verse 5, 7
"And also those mercilesse murderers of children, & devourers of mans flesh, and the feasts of blood . . . That the land which thou esteemedst above all other, might receive a worthy colonie of Gods children."

The words of Jesus Christ are lyrical in their beauty in the original.

The book of Hebrews is currently thought to be of unknown authorship. But in the original 1611 it says The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrewes and listen to how it opens:
"Christ in these last times comming to us from the Father is preferred above the angels, both in Person and Office." Every chapter is gifted with a powerful sentence like this. Modern scholars have been making changes that they don't expect common people to question. Most people believe that they own the original text of the 1611... few do.

2 comments:

√čarwen said...

I loved your book!!
I finished it - WRITE MORE!
I love Mivere!

Scott Appleton said...

Great! If you loved "Swords of the Six"... you'll enjoy "The Sword of the Dragon: OFFSPRING" even more! It is already longer than the first novel and I have a lot more material for it. You aren't the first to say you love Mivere so I have included a part for him in the new novel. ...If time permits it'll be out Christmas 2010 but it'll likely be pushed back to Spring 2011

WELCOME TO THE WRITING SITE OF SCOTT APPLETON

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.