QUESTION: Aren't today's scholars better
equipped to translate the Bible than the King James translators were?
EXPLANATION: The answer to the question
is "No" for two reasons.
First is that, the scholarship of the men who translated
the King James Bible is literally unsurpassable by today's scholars.
Two books available best illustrate this and should be read by anyone
who wants to seriously study the subject. They are Translators
Revived , by Alexander McClure, Maranatha Publications, and The
Men Behind the King James Version,
by Gustavus Paine, Baker Book House.
The men of the King James translation committee were scholars
of unparalleled ability. A brief description of their several abilities
is found under a previous section.
Secondly, it would be foolish and contradictory to believe
that today's scholars ever could equal or surpass those
of the Authorized Version.
Most Christians agree that the world, with time, degenerates.
Morals have degenerated since 1611. Character has degenerated since
1611. Even our atmosphere has degenerated. Are we then to believe that
education has gotten better? Only a worshiper of education could pretend
to believe such a fairy tale. Education has degenerated along with the
entire world system and could never produce a scholar equal to those
of nearly four hundred years ago.