By W. J. Loftie
William John Loftie (1839-1911) wrote prolifically on issues concerning shuttle, paintings, structure, and heritage. during this 1872 paintings, his said hope used to be to enquire these variations of the authorized model released within the century following the preliminary 1611 textual content. Noting that different historians had 'stopped brief' whilst attaining that stated fruits of English biblical scholarship, he went extra, claiming it was once 'no exaggeration to claim that our sleek Bible is altered all through from its unique, for the higher in a few areas, for the more severe in some'. His catalogue and dialogue of a few of the texts concerned integrated these from the British and Bodleian Libraries including extra lists from students Lea Wilson and Francis Fry. Surveying English variations of the Bible released in the course of a occasionally contentious century, Loftie's paintings unearths how printing and modifying practices did, over the years, have an effect on even the likely static authorized model of the Bible.
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40 SL Centurp of T5iblt&. Cap. 21. 17. ^ # . 1. 7. C^>. 4. 15. Jel (or advice) for Councell (or a confiftorie). And this is often reiterated in other places. Cap. 8. 36. A very bafe omiffion, and falfe juftification of the words to the confufion of the fenfe. Cap. 13. 1, 6, 16. he, for they, a grofTe fault. Rom. 4. 10. Cap. 6. 23. meer nonfenfe. 1 Joh. 4. 20. ver. 1. 22^. 1. 1. Cap. 21. 10. I might particularize many more, efpecially in the Contents ; which generally are falfely perverted, and mutilated to the great impediment, and obftruttion of the right underftanding of the fcope and text of the chapters.
There are altogether 119 fignatures and 714 leaves of text. The preliminary matter has 4 fignatures and 18 leaves. There are 59 lines in a full column. Mr. Fry has compared together 70 copies of the Bible of 1611. By obferving how many of them were exa6>ly alike he was able to determine their order of publication. Twenty-three copies were found to prefent the fame peculiarities. Two only varied from the 25 and from each other, in 8 leaves, 2 in one and 6 in the other. Of the remaining 45, 40 were mixed with leaves from other editions, but 38 contained leaves of the fame edition.
Cd/>. 4. 10. Jud. ver. 4. £i\ 9. 18. Cizp. 17. 4, 14. Cap. 19. 10. C*p. 22. 17. 7. Moreover during the time of the late Parliament, great numbers of Bibles in a large 120 volume, were imported from Holland in 1656 with this falfe Title (Imprintedat London by Rob. Barker, &c. ) wherein Mr. Kiffin and Mr. Hills cannot be excufed, (if reports be true,) being contrary to the feveral Acts of Parliament of 20 0 Sep. 1649. and 7. Janu, 1652. forregulating of Printing. Wherein are fo many notorious Erratas, falfe Englifh, Nonfenfe, and Corruptions, that in reading part of Genefis, I found 30 grand faults, as Cap.
A Century of Bibles: The Authorised Version from 1611 to 1711 by W. J. Loftie