Blog Description

This blog is designed to serve as an extension or housing for the content from the adult Sunday School class of Grace Life Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI. The purpose of this course is to set forth our belief that the King James Bible is God's Word for English speaking people. Consequently, in the coming weeks, months, and years this blog will be populated with the contents of our studies together on this important topic. Anticipated topics include: the inspiration, preservation, transmission, and translation of the pure Biblical text through history. Special attention will be given to recent historical studies into the production of the King James Bible as well as its reception by the English speaking world after is publication in 1611. It is our goal to set forth a position on the final authority of the King James Bible for English speaking people that is Scriptural, reasonable, historically accurate, and in line with the Pauline Grace Message regarding God's working in time.
Pastor Bryan C. Ross

Friday, April 9, 2021

Lesson 142--The Bishops’ Bible: Contents and Features

 


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Lesson 141--The Bishops’ Bible: The New Testament

 


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Lesson 140--The Bishops’ Bible: The Old Testament

 


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Lesson 139--The Bishops’ Bible: Understanding the Scope & Process of the Project

 


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Lesson 138--The Bishops’ Bible: Understanding the Elizabethan Context

 


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Lesson 137--The Bishops’ Bible: Understanding the King James Connection

 


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Important Update Regarding the Notes For Lesson 137

These notes have been revised twice since this lesson was taught on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Grace Life Bible Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  On Tuesday, February 23 citations from the pens of Gerald Hammond (p. 3) and Peter Ruckman (p. 4) were added to these notes, these quotes were read audibly during the teaching of the lesson but were not part of the original written notes.  They were revised a second time on Friday, February 26 considering feedback from Pastor Richard Jordan.   In the original teaching of the Lesson, I noted Brother Jordan’s assertion in the transcribed notes from Grace School of the Bible (MS 103 Lesson 7) that Rule 1 was “largely ignored in practice” by the King James translators in favor of Rule 14 (see the citation on page 2).  I stated in the original teaching of the lesson that I had reached out to Brother Jordan for information as to the basis of his statements.  In the meantime, before I heard back from him, I presented Hammond and Ruckman as two possibilities for where Brother Jordan could have come by that understanding.  It turns out that my speculations were wrong and needed to be corrected.  Brother Jordan’s statements were not based upon Hammond and/or Ruckman but upon Olga S. Opfell’s 1982 work The King James Bible Translators.  I should have known this as earlier in MS 103 Lesson 7 Pastor Jordan mentioned his utilization of Opfell’s work in the teaching of the Lesson.  Therefore, I apologize to Pastor Jordan for “tagging” him with Ruckman on this point. Consequently, the notes were revised a second time to clear up any connection between Ruckman and Brother Jordan on this matter.

Lesson 136--The Complete Geneva Bible: The Latter History

 


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