Aren't today's scholars better equipped to translate the Bible than the
King James translators were?
The answer to the question is "No" for two reasons.
First is that, the scholarship of the men who translated the King
James Bible is literally unsurpassable by today's scholars. Two books
available best illustrate this and should be read by anyone who wants to
seriously study the subject. They are Translators Revived ,
by Alexander McClure, Maranatha Publications, and The Men
Behind the King James Version, by Gustavus
Paine, Baker Book House.
The men of the King James translation committee were scholars of
unparalleled ability. A brief description of their several abilities is
found under a previous section.
Secondly, it would be foolish and contradictory to believe that
today's scholars ever could equal or surpass those of the
Most Christians agree that the world, with time, degenerates. Morals
have degenerated since 1611. Character has degenerated since 1611. Even
our atmosphere has degenerated. Are we then to believe that education has
gotten better? Only a worshiper of education could pretend to believe such
a fairy tale. Education has degenerated along with the entire world system
and could never produce a scholar equal to those of nearly four hundred