[sword-devel] KJV2006 Project
chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Feb 14 17:11:38 MST 2006
Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> OT: It personally frustrates me that the body of the text we use for
> the KJV OT has lowercased all personal pronouns for God. Can we find a
> better text? I'm fairly certain the KJV in most of its printed
> incarnations had these uppercase.
Please don't change this. Pronouns referring to God in the KJV use
lowercase. They did in the 1611. They did in the 1769. Anything that
deviates from this is edited.
The whole practice of capitalizing pronouns referring to God is a stupid
modern attempt at hyper-orthodoxy. Very simply put: pronouns are never
capitalized in modern English unless they come at the start of a
sentence or are title-cased. And the irony is that the same people who
would WANT to modify a text to capitalize such pronouns are likely often
also people who would decry similar modification of a text to be gender
neutral where source texts/other translations use masculine.
It's a silly, bad, evil, yucky, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad practice.
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