A new childrens' educational book written by one of my cousins:
My good friend just turned me on to another great KJV Bible that I've already just purchased! Wow!
Well, you all know me -- and men are known to want and buy every new tools/ gadget that comes off the line [or at Sears] to help them do things easier and not skin their knuckles when they work on their truck, etc. I bought a larger print, black leather, KJV Bible, but the great thing is: the unusual older, archaic words are DEFINED, and clarified so that this KJV is easier to read! And if 'Old English' is so hard that you get frustrated and sore-- this wonderful rendition is surely the 'Rosetta Stone' that will help you understand all the words-- but still get the FULL, EXCELLENT, ACCURATE, FLAVOR of that august translation. Most other recent [Modern] renditions truncate, water down, change or leave out KEY verses!! Beware, a prominent Lesbian sat on the committee that oversaw the "new" modern translations, unfortunately, and she helped shape/ corrupt those 'bibles'. I have posted/ written about this tragedy a few weeks ago, and can effectively steer you to resources that will prove what I claim -- even my beloved NASB!! [New American Standard Bible].
Even today at church we were reading from Luke about the Lord riding an ass into Jerusalem, further on the Lord saw the short, bald tax collector named Zaccheus, and told him to come down from the Sycamore tree , and the KJV called him, "austere", which means , hard, mean. So now I know one more word. Come on, friends, isn't it more enjoyable when we know what we are reading?? Our older fore fathers learned and read the KJV-- so are we too stupid and lazy to do the same ?? Pray not! Not many of the congregation this morning even knew what the word, "Hosanna" >>>>
"Hosanna" (Greek transcription: ὡσαννά, hōsanna) is the cry of praise or adoration shouted in recognition of the Messiahship of Jesus on his entry into Jerusalem, Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! It is used in the same way in Christian praise.
Overall, it seems that "Hosanna" is a cry for salvation; while at the same time is a declaration of praise. Therefore, it may be derived that this plea for help is out of an agreeably positive connotation.
The old interpretation "Save, now!" which may be a popular etymology, is based on Psalm 118:25 (Hebrew הוֹשִׁיעָה נָּא hOshEeah-nna) (Possibly "Savior"). This does not fully explain the occurrence of the word in the Gospels, which has given rise to complex discussionsNow we all know. Or did we all forget with the many number of years gone by....LOL ?
And hey, I didn't mean it to sound like 'I know more than Johnny' or something like that. But if learning more about God is going to "arm" and prepare me for the 'great battle' or woe that is sure to come soon, I will read and learn all I can. Just like, in the Army and Marines, paying attention to the D.I. [Drill Instructor] in boot camp/ Basic Training WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE-- AND PROBABLY THE LIFE OF YOUR FELLOW SOLDIER/ BUDDY! Well, do you want to be 2nd rate, or do just enough to sneak by? When you finally get into combat-- you will need ever OUNCE of knowledge and training you have-- just to survive!
As we all spend money of candy, chocolate bunnies and foolish things we don't really need, investing in a new, better Bible that explains things might be more profitable in the long run. Please consider this. I am so happy that a friend considered and thought of me enough to forward this new 'tool' to my email box ! Thank you!
I volunteered at church to be considered for preaching and sharing the Word and handing out Bibles at the Union Grove Old Veterans' Home, nearby, as I told one of the Deacons that I consider myself qualified. He will take it up with the pastor.
I brought my wife, Sharon, home from the Rehab place this morning, after church. She is glad to be home!
You have got to pick up one of these Bibles.
They are amazing!
They are a King James, but in the footnote section they explain each word. I have never seen thing anything like.
It is a 1611, but I tell you I am going to buy more of these and hand these out!
On 3/27/2010 9:11 PM, Tom Schuckman wrote:
New comment on your post #1112 "New Testament Manuscripts; Which one?"
Author : Tom Schuckman (IP: 220.127.116.11 , CPE-72-135-50-170.wi.res.rr.com)
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
URL : http://Tom'sJournal
Who is : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=18.104.22.168
Very fine post! It took me years to finally latch onto the KJV, although I always had a few around the house. If 'Old English' [1611--Shakespearean] is so hard for a person to understand-- treat it as if it IS a foreign language and LEARN IT! Buying the 1800's Noah Webster's dictionary will help folks find the original meaning of archaic words.
You can see all comments on this post here:
Trash it: http://www.chroniclewatch.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=trash&c=1137
Spam it: http://www.chroniclewatch.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=spam&c=1137
The Chronicle watch
addressing current issues,
with a biblical worldview...