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George Ricker Berry Author Against Textus Receptus

Some Bible teachers and preachers are moving away from upholding the King James translation as the best translation of the Holy Bible in English (the real Bible in English) and are urging Christians to depend upon an interlinear, such as the George Ricker Berry Interlinear as an authoritative tool to verify whether the Textus Receptus (Received Text) is accurately translated into English in the Authorized Version (KJV).

Some preachers and teachers regard the English words chosen by Thomas Newberry— author of the George Ricker Berry Greek to English Interlinear—as being more authoritative than the KJV. Read on to learn why this is not the case.

The reason it is wrong to use the Interlinear KJV Parallel Greek-English New Testament by George Ricker Berry to try to assure yourself the KJV is properly translated is because the REAL AUTHOR OF THIS INTERLINEAR —Thomas Newberry—regarded the Received Text as "faulty" and represented the KJV as having many inaccuracies, errors, and obscurities in renderings:

The Revised Version.— This is the result of repeated expressions of dissatisfaction with the Authorised Version, repeated attempts to amend it, and repeated calls for its revision, on account of the faulty state of the original text it proceeded upon, the comparatively defective knowledge of the original languages on the part of the translators, and the proved presence of many inaccuracies, errors, and obscurities in the renderings.  [Bold emphasis added]

(Quoted from The Newberry Reference Bible, Portable Edition, pg. 944)

The author of the George Ricker Berry Greek to English Interlinear boldly exalted the Revised Version over the KJV:

This Revised Version gives evidence of being the work of men well qualified as scholars for their task, and animated with an equally tender regard for both the original Scripture and the Authorised Version. It is certainly much more accurate in text and translation than the older version, but less pure and musical in its English. [Bold emphasis added]

(Quoted from The Newberry Reference Bible, Portable Edition, pg. 945)

Why would Thomas Newberry, a Plymouth Brethren leader, who like John Darby, regarded the Textus Receptus to be inferior to the critical Greek Text, translate the Received Text into English? The answer is obvious: to attempt to discredit the King James 1611!

It is no longer a mystery why the George Ricker Berry Interlinear reads like a MODERN VERSION in many places].

Note: The text the Authorized Version (KJV1611) proceeded from is the Textus Receptus (Received Text).

 

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