King James & The 1611 KJV
"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will."
The scholars discovered that the Hebrew manuscript copies of the most authoritative Hebrew text, "Textus Recepticus", used by the King James translators in 1611, were virtually identical to these ancient Dead Sea Scrolls. Aside from a tiny number of spelling variations, not a single word was altered from the original scrolls....
WHY King James?
When James 1 became king of England in 1603, there were two translations of the bible in use; the Geneva was the most popular, and the Bishops’ was used for reading in church. King James DIDN'T "author" the KJV of The Bible... He "AUTHORIZED" a new translation of The Bible. The project to produce a new English-language bible was meticulously planned and executed; combining rigorous scholarship and elegant language. In 1604 a total of 47 of England’s foremost bible scholars and linguists (47 of the BEST Hebrew & Greek scholars) were chosen to serve on six panels; two of them met at Oxford, two at Cambridge, and two at West Minister. Each panel was assigned particular books of the Bible to translate; 3 for the Old Testament, 2 for the New Testament, and 1 for the Apocrypha. Once each of the groups had made its translation, the work was reviewed by a committee of 12, made up of 2 scholars from each of the six panels.
The Truth About King James
Sir Anthony Weldon is the person primarily purported to be responsible for spreading the negative rumors about King James. Weldon, a staunch critic of the Scottish monarchy, wrote a biography about James after his death, (what would your enemies write about you after you died? Do you think they would speak positively or cast wild aspersions?) King James was married and had nine children with his wife; it is reported that he mourned for months after her death (doesn’t sound much like a homosexual). Homosexuality is strictly prohibited in scriptures, so if he was "gay" and "re-wrote the bible”, why leave that in?
[King James's Instructions To His Dearest Sonne, Henry The Prince]
“There are some horrible crimes that ye are bound in conscience never to forgive: such as witchcraft, willful murder, incest, and sodomy." (pg. 23)
"But especially eschew to be effeminate in your clothes, in perfuming, preening, or such like.., and make not a fool of yourself in disguising or wearing long your hair or nails, which are but excrements of nature... Guard against corrupt leide and effeminate ones." (pg. 84)
"The honor of God is to hide a thing, And the honor of kings to search out a matter."
- Proverbs 25:2
What About The Apocrypha?
The Apocrypha is a selection of books which were published in the original 1611 King James Bible. These apocryphal books were positioned between the Old and New Testament (it also contained maps and genealogies). The Apocrypha was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885 A.D.
The British Puritan revolution of the 1600s brought a change in the way many British publishers handled the apocryphal material associated with the Bible. The Puritans used the standard of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) to determine which books would be included in the canon. The Westminster Confession of Faith, composed during the British Civil Wars (1642–1651), excluded the Apocrypha from the canon. The Confession provided the rationale for the exclusion: 'The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, Here we see man choosing what to believe in and taking away from what was already placed. they concluded it to be not part of the canon of the Scripture, and therefore are of no authority in the church of God, Thus, Bibles printed by English Protestants who separated from the Church of England began to exclude these books.
The White Protestants church took Scriptures out that was already vetted and started printing bibles without these are the books. But we know through Christ that they belong just by examining we see that in John 10:22. And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23.And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. How would you explain the feast of Dedication ( Hanukkah ) with out the Apocrypha.