There are actually three or more different Cambridge KJV
editions available today: the Cambridge Standard Text edition, the 2005
Cambridge edition edited by David Norton, and the 1873 Cambridge edition edited
by Scrivener that is printed in the present-day 2002 Zondervan King James Study
Bible. Perhaps in another thread I will present some of the actual differences
in text between these 3 Cambridge editions. There are some KJV-only advocates
that recommend the Cambridge KJV, but there are other KJV-only advocates that
wrongly condemn even minor spelling updatings in the present Cambridge edition.
There is one KJV-only web site that condemns the present Cambridge KJV edition
as a counterfeit KJV.
I want to look at a few of the differences between the Cambridge Standard Text KJV edition and the Oxford KJV edition in the Scofield Reference Bible.
spirit of God (CSTE=Cambridge Standard Text edition)
Spirit of God (Oxford=KJV edition in Scofield Reference Bible)
today (CSTE) [one word]
to day (Oxford) [two words]
They both contain errors! Excellent post Logos. Great examples. That's the one thing I've never understood. How can they all be perfect when they all contain variations? No matter how small. If it was perfect in 1611 why did we mess with it
Here are just a few more differences between the Cambridge
Standard Text edition and the present Oxford KJV edition in the Scofield
or Sheba (CSTE)
and Sheba (Oxford)
1 Samuel 17:48
2 Chron. 33:19
whom ye (CSTE)
whom he (Oxford)
Here are a couple differences found in the present Oxford and that also show that changes have been made to the text in many KJV editions since 1769. Except for the Cambridge, most other present KJV editions follow the mid-1800 Oxford KJV's in making these changes.
2 Kings 19:23
the LORD (1611, 1769 Oxford, 1804 Oxford, CSTE)
the Lord (present Oxford)
O LORD (1611, 1769 Oxford, 1804 Oxford, CSTE)
O Lord (present Oxford)
LORD (1611, 1769 Oxford, 1804 Oxford, CSTE)
Lord (present Oxford)
Another difference between Oxford and Cambridge editions involve the use or non-use of an apostrophe in possessive pronouns:
2 Kings 8:6
Things that are different are not the same! Either one is correct and one wrong, or both are incorrect, they cannot both be correct if there is a difference.
QUOTE (Byzantine @ Jan 10 2006, 07:01 PM)
How can they all be perfect when they all contain variations?
Some and perhaps many KJV-only advocates seem to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the actual facts. KJV-only author Ed DeVries wrote: "Buy a KJV at any bookstore and compare it to a KJV from 1611 and you will see that EVERY word is the same" (DIVINELY INPSIRED, p. 66). KJV-only author William Bradley wrote: "the King James Bible printed in 1611 reads the same as the King James Bible printed in 1997" (PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES, p. 115). Having done what Mr. Devries suggested, I have found he's totally wrong, and so will anyone else who places the AV 1611 and a later KJV edition side-by-side.
KJV-only author William Bradley wrote: "the King James Bible printed in
1611 reads the same as the King James Bible printed in 1997" (PURIFIED
SEVEN TIMES, p. 115). See my answer above. And let's not forget that the "purified 7 times"
hooey is a doctrine as false as the KJV Only myth. GOD GOT IT RIGHT FIRST TIME,
Confirms a theory of mine...FALSE BREEDS FALSE. Many who subscribe to the KJV Only myth also subscribe to one or more other false doctrines, with the "purified 7 times" lie and all KJV's are the same lie among them.