[sword-devel] KJV Beta issue

DM Smith 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 
>> Paragraph
>> 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 
further proofing.

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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