King James Version

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The King James Version of the Christian Bible is also known as the "Authorized Version" (AV) and is often abbreviated as AV 1611 (as it was originally published in 1611). The New Testament portion relied on the Textus Receptus (received text) as published by Erasmus while the Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Text.

King James Only

Many Christian organizations believe that the King James version is the only English-language translation authorized by God. Many have gone to great lengths to discredit other translations, publishing books and web sites devoted to exposing all of the "mistakes" in other versions. The translators, historians and Biblical scholars in all camps have launched attacks and provided apologetic defenses for the competing positions.

The net result of this 'Bible Bickering' is a wealth of information which clearly casts doubt on all versions and demonstrates that all claims of authority are religious opinions that cannot be supported by empirical evidence.

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