A Century of Bibles: The Authorised Version from 1611 to by W. J. Loftie

By W. J. Loftie

William John Loftie (1839-1911) wrote prolifically on subject matters concerning trip, paintings, structure, and heritage. during this 1872 paintings, his said wish was once to enquire these versions of the accredited model released within the century following the preliminary 1611 textual content. Noting that different historians had 'stopped brief' whilst attaining that said end result of English biblical scholarship, he went additional, claiming it used to be 'no exaggeration to claim that our glossy Bible is altered all through from its unique, for the higher in a few areas, for the more severe in some'. His catalogue and dialogue of a number of the texts concerned integrated these from the British and Bodleian Libraries including extra lists from students Lea Wilson and Francis Fry. Surveying English versions of the Bible released in the course of a occasionally contentious century, Loftie's paintings unearths how printing and enhancing practices did, through the years, have an effect on even the possible static accepted model of the Bible.

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In the Britilh Mufeum it is in this edition: while the woodcut title deicribed below is in the fecond ifTue of this year. See No. 2. The plate reprefents Mofes and Aaron at either fide of a Tablet: the four Evangelifts are below : the Divine name, furrounded by rays, above. On the tablet, " T h e Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Teftament and the New: Newly Tranflated out of the Originall tongues : and with the former Tranflations diligently compared and reuifed, by his Maiefties Speciall Comandement.

29. He turned their waters into blood & Jlew their Flefh, for Fifh. And in the finging Pfalms by him printed, bound up with feveral volumes of his Bibles, amongfl: others, See Pfalm 67. 2. That all the 46 81 ©ettturp of Jo earth may know the way to worldly wealth, for Godly wealth. Having thus reprefented the premifles to your own ocular demonftration; and confidering the Curfe pronounced Rev. xxii. ver. 18. 19. and other Texts of Scripture to that purpofe: as alfo that the pious and Orthodox Minifters do generally complain againft the faid erroneous Bibles, I fubmit the whole matter to you; Praying God to inflame your hearts with a fervent love of the truth, and confirm you in the true faith of Chriftianity; And that it will gracioufly pleafe his divine Majefty of his infinite goodnefs, and mercy, to blefs this Common-Wealth with the like difpenfation of his blefled Word in our own proper Dialect, and fpeech as it is in the original Idiomes, by the Zeal and Patronage of his Highnefs, and the Parliament; And that for the private Emolument of any perfons (how great foever,) the Scriptures may not be hereafter careleffly and erroneoufly printed, whereby to fave the charges of good Correction, and Printing, as may be plainly proved by fuch Bibles, which Hilbunte'jS %vait> M have been printed in late years, or elfe (as is pretended) the profit will not countervaile the charge: For (as it is credibly reported) Mr.

Cap. 9. 22. men for means. 2 Cor. 8. 9. C<«/>. 11. 32. Of the Damqfcens, left out. y5. 2. 16. i&£. 9. 8, 15. Cap. 12. 1. 1 P^/. 2. Nonfenfe in the Contents. Exhorteth for Dehorteth, ver. 21. Leaving us as «» example. A dangerous Error. 2 Pet. 1. 11, 19. 1 Joh. 1. 24. Cd/>. 4. 10. Jud. ver. 4. £i\ 9. 18. Cizp. 17. 4, 14. Cap. 19. 10. C*p. 22. 17. 7. Moreover during the time of the late Parliament, great numbers of Bibles in a large 120 volume, were imported from Holland in 1656 with this falfe Title (Imprintedat London by Rob.

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