A quick post this week is needed, since I spent most of the day tweeing live reviews of today’s Free Comic Book Day posting. (Use the hashtag #BW_FCBD. I had to change the “-” to an “_” because BW-FCBD doesn’t work as a tag.)  This week also marks the 400th anniversary of the King James translation of the Bible. It has not only an interesting backstory but even if your not a Christian it does have an impact on the phrases you use.

2000 languages still without a translation, and yet there’s one in Klingon, a made-up language that because the character are from a warrior culture, has no word for “peace”. This is a weird little planet we live on. Personally, I prefer the New International version, as I can understand what it says easier. There was a time when the Bible could only be read in Latin, even though nobody used it otherwise. That doesn’t make sense to me. Still, it’s interesting to see the effect the KJB version has had on our lives, whether your a believer or not.

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

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  1. ftidus says:

    While I am a fan of reading Scripture in it’s original languages (of course with translation notes and scholarly commentaries handy), I am really a big fan of the KJV. The flowery prose and the linguistic stylings contained therein always resonated with me (even before I became a Christian myself).

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