Ecclesiastes 12:12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished; of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. In this blog I will show why no modern scholar can equal the ability of the translators of the Authorized Version. Many books tell of their amazing abilities starting at young ages. Their familiarity with foreign languages, teaching college courses in their teens, their vast reading of the classics. One man was able to write with left and right hand at the same time, one in Latin one with Greek. King James himself (who was not one of the translators) on one occasion as a youth proved himself remarkable by taking a random Greek verse and translating it into French. While modern translators have access to more recently discovered texts there is no new readings. Modern translators also have computers and printers yet lack that special touch that comes to making, not only an accurate, but readable, translation. They are not word smiths, handling God’s word with the same awe and reverence a gold smith would give to a work of art. They often treat the Bible with less reverence than the ancient works of mere mortals. But it is their lack of ability I will address now.
The King James translators had no television! It is a well known fact that, like computers, pictures take up more memory than words in the brain. Every time you watch television, see a movie, or a video, or things on your computer or phone you see thousands of pictures per minute. In order to achieve the level of academics those noble and learned and God fearing men had you would need to take a babe from birth and NEVER expose them to one minute of video, read to them constantly, lock them in a library with thousands of GOOD books and stern, well educated scholars, who teach not only knowledge but work ethic. That is why modern scholarship will always fall short.