[sword-devel] KJV Beta issue
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Thu Jun 11 03:20:28 MST 2009
Chris Little wrote:
> David Haslam wrote:
>> Has anyone checked what the
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Paragraph_Bible Cambridge
>> Bible (2005) does?
>> There is now a paperback edition (2006) of this modern textual
>> recension by
>> David Norton.
>> -- David
> As the name would suggest (and I believe Ryan is implying), the
> Cambridge Paragraph Bible uses paragraph layout in lieu of pilcrows.
> This is probably one in a long list of reasons why certain individuals
> consider the CPB to not be the *true* KJV (such individuals having
> also not read its companion volume).
The KJV we have attempts to be an accurate e-text of the 1769 edition of
the Authorized Version (aka KJV).
In doing research for the fixes and changes I made, I was unable to find
an electronic photocopy of it and I settled on the "Old Scofield" KJV.
This was felt by many to be the accurate representation of the 1769,
especially in the "KJV-only" camp. I haven't checked David's reference
to editorial changes in the KJV, but it would be a useful work for
What I did find was that most of the KJV Bibles produced by different
publishers differ from each other in the actual text. It appears that
changes to the KJV are done without much fanfare. I'm amazed by this and
a bit cynical as to why. (Do publishers do it to fingerprint their
copy?) I'm not a KJV fanboy, but the KJV is often peoples first
impression of CrossWire/SWORD. So, I'm kind of picky about getting it right.
I worked with Tim Lanfear to get the paragraphing correct. I found that
there were way too many paragraphs in the 2003 edition. (I've retained
those in the OSIS file as milestones)
In Christ's Service,
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