Understanding  Why the Devil hates:
the King James Version Bible
"In 1611the KJV served only 5 million English-speaking people. Today the KJV could
be used to bring this century's 2
billion English speakers to a saving knowledge of
Jesus Christ (
49% of these are native speakers of English; 51% of these can speak
some English as their second language). This is
33% of the world's population, which
is
16% of the people who have ever lived.   The teaching of English is now required in
most nations of the world. English Professor, Seth Lerer, feels that `in many ways, the
central theme of 20Th  century English is its status as a global language'
English wins, not by force of numbers, but by weight of its intrinsic character, which
linguist H.L. Mencken calls, "The prevalence of
very short words in English . . . [a]
succinct, straightforward, and simple tongue - in some of its aspects, in fact almost as
a kind of baby-talk."
The international English of the KJV can communicate the gospel to 33% of the
world's population. This is demonstrated in upcoming chapters. It can reach more
people than any other single Bible available today. New versions are not written in
international English.
This is why the devil hates the King James Bible." (Excerpt from:
In Awe of thy Word, by G.A. Riplinger)


                                                 



                                                                 
About the Author:
                                              G. A. Riplinger has B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees, has done additional
                                       postgraduate study at Harvard and Cornell Universities, and was honored
                                       with a Doctorate from the College of the nation's largest church. As a univer-
                                       sity professor, the author taught seventeen different courses, authored six
                                       college textbooks and was selected for the Honor Society's teaching award
                                       and membership in a national Education Honorary. As one of fifty educators
                                       worldwide included in an international edition of
Who's Who, the author
                                       was selected by President Reagan's Citizen Ambassador Program to represent
                                       the U.S. abroad. Three years of teaching English as a Second                     
                                       Language to students who spoke Greek, Japanese, Spanish, and numerous
                                       other languages. (Ps. 62:9, Luke 16:15, I Cor. 2:5)



                        
TABLE OF CONTENTS
                   SECTION TWO
     
UNDERSTANDING THE KING JAMES BIBLE'S
                               
HistorY
LETTER BY LETTER     &   WORD BY WORD

PART FIVE   Understanding King James I, His Translators &
       Their Hidden Notes
Chapter
15
  Hidden Notes & Public Views of the King James Bible Translators  523
16    The King's Letter Figured in Glory: The King & His Translators.... 565

PART SIX           Understanding King James Bible Roots:
                Manuscripts, Martyrs, "wise men & scribes"

17   The Sounds of the First English Bible: The Gothic Bible.............      619
18    Act 2 to You: From the Gothic Bible to the KJV...............................     649

19   The Anglo-Saxon Bible..............................................................................    671
20   The Anglo-Saxon Bible to the KJV..........................................................    711
21   English Bibles Before Wycliffe................................................................    743
22   Wycliff's Views..............................................................................................   755
23   Translators in the 1500s: Tyndale, Coverdale, & Rogers...............    797
24   Texts from the 900s to the 1600s: Inspired, Preserved, & received 841
25   Warnings From Translators, & Martyrs: lexicons= Burning Bibles 871
26   Understanding the Bible: Methods, Translators & Martyrs.............  895

PART SEVEN    Understanding The King James Bible's Greek &
            Vernacular Bible roots

27   The Received Text & Erasmus.................................................................... 921
28   A Documented History of the Vernacular Bible: 1599
English, Hebrew, Greek, German, Spanish, French, etc....................   1047
Appendix: KJV's ABC's....................................................................................... 1114
Epilogue, Acknowledgements, & About the Author.................................. 1175
Literature Cited & Catalogue of Recommended Resources................... 1179
                                                                                                           

 
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