Friday, August 1, 2014

Hendrickson edition of the 1873 edition of the King James Version

I recently bought an inexpensive Hendrickson KJV pew Bible because I was told it had the 1873 Scrivener text. It does, but I read this in the preface:

For the benefit of modern readers, three spelling patterns are changed in this edition that are not changed in Scrivener's edition: twenty-nine occurrences of "mo" and "moe" are conformed to "more"; four occurrences of "unpossible" are conformed to "impossible"; and "neesed" in 2 Kings 4:35 is spelled "sneezed."
So technically, this is another version - a minor variant of the 1873 edition. For Bible collectors, that is an interesting note. For everyone else, this is an inexpensive way to get Scrivener's 1873 edition of the King James Bible.

1 comment:

  1. I have an 1873 kjv pulpit Bible in need of repair wanting to give it to anyone willing to fix it