Monday, April 25, 2011

Those Not-So-Good-Old Days

For those who pine for 18th-century America, read about “Benjamin Franklin’s sister and [her] path to poverty” at The New York Times, Poor Jane’s Almanac.

Happy 400th Birthday to the King James Bible

UPDATE II: "The great achievement of the King James translators is to have arrived at a language that is both ordinary and heightened, that rings in the ear and lingers in the mind. And that all 54 of them were able to agree on every phrase, every comma, without sounding as gassy and evasive as the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, is little short of amazing, in itself proof of something like divine inspiration." Read The New York Times, Why the King James Bible Endures.

UPDATE: "[O]ur language and culture are incomplete without a 400-year-old book—the King James translation of the Bible. Spurned by the Establishment, it really represents a triumph for rebellion and dissent." Read Vanity Fair, When the King Saved God.

"It’s barely possible to overstate the significance of the King James Version of the Bible." Read The New York Times, The King James Bible at 400.