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The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust Modern Translations?

By / Bethany House / 2009

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Modern Bible translations still come under attack from some who read only the King James Version. James R. White traces the development of Bible translations old and new, investigating the differences between versions like the NIV, NASB, and NKJV and the Authorized Version of 1611. Written with the layperson in mind, The King James Only Controversy leads the reader through the basic issues of the debate and into the more complex issues of textual criticism. This book is enlightening reading for all Christians.

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Key Features

  • Traces the development of Bible translations old and new
  • Leads readers through complex issues of textual criticism
  • Discusses the difference between versions like NIV, NASB, and NKJV and the Authorized Version of 1611


  • King James Only
  • “If It Ain’t Broke . . .”
  • Starting at the Beginning
  • Putting It Together
  • The King James Only Camp
  • Translational Differences
  • Textual Differences
  • The Son of God, the Lord of Glory
  • Problems in the KJV
  • Questions and Answers
  • Let the Reader Understand . . .

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About James R. White

James R. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, an evangelical Reformed Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than 20 books and has engaged in numerous moderated debates. White serves as an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.

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