Basic Bible Podcast


042 - Authorized: The use and Misuse of the KJV

The King James Version is a beloved translation of the Bible still used by many Christians despite the fact that it was originally updated over 400 years ago. Among these Christians are those who would label themselves King James Only meaning they believe the King James Version is the only valid translation of the Bible and that all major translations are at best inferior and at worst corrupt. It was with this in mind that Dr. Mark Ward wrote his latest book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Version. In this final segment with Dr. Ward, we talk specifically about his book and how to show respect to a translation clearly blessed by God and yet still be able to appreciation modern, more understandable translations.