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Some King James Bibles say always and others alway. And in places some say stablish while other Bible publishers use establish. And what about throughly and thoroughly? And example and ensample? Are these variations actually a different word with a different meaning, or are they spelling changes over time? Is verbatim identicality required for a perfect Bible?
Users of the King James Bible have wrestled with these issues for years. In this orthographic, historical, and textual investigation, author Bryan C. Ross looks at these words (and much more) from the perspective of one who has total trust in the King James Bible.
The purpose of this small book is to investigate whether the words in question (“throughly/thoroughly”, “alway/always”, “ensample/example”, and “stablish/establish”) are wholly different words with different meanings or simply differently spelled variants of the same word. These words have been chosen as emblems of a host of other words to which the same phenomena would apply.
The real question of this book is this: do changes of spelling or slight differences of wording create a corrupt version of the Bible? This position of “verbatim identicality” is held by many users of the King James Bible, and is thoughtfully challenged by a KJB user.
Readers will gain a history of the KJB in America, as well as knowledge of some important words which seem strange to the modern American eye.