Monday, August 08, 2022

D. Scott Meadows on the "majestic eloquence" of the AV

Image: Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster Abbey

My friend Pastor D. Scott Meadows of Calvary Baptist Church in Exeter, NH shared this statement today to his social media:

For over fifty years, the Authorised Version (KJV) has been my regular reading translation almost exclusively and the focus of my study of the English Bible. Its majestic elegance runs in my veins, many passages memorized without even trying, from dozens of read-throughs, Genesis to Revelation, in a year or less, besides countless unscheduled readings of select passages with sustained meditation. For anyone with appreciation for great literature and sensitivity to the beauty of poetic language, this regal translation grows on you. I think there is nothing comparable in English.


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