Unfiltered Story #32425

Unfiltered | July 20, 2016

I’m a pastor’s daughter who also loves to learn, so I’m very well versed in Bible facts. On this particular day, an older member of our church is filling in for our sunday school teacher.

Substitute Teacher: So the King James Bible was the first complete Bible written after Jesus lived, and that’s why it is the best one to use.

Me: (raising my hand) Um…actually that’s not true.

Substitute Teacher: Of course it’s true. The King James Bible is the oldest Bible, the closest to the original events.

Me: No, not counting Greek, the Latin Vulgate is technically the oldest translation. The King James Version is a translation completed in 1611 and is named after King James I of England. More recent translations are often considered better because they are in modern english and come from older greek and hebrew documents that weren’t discovered until more recently, like the Dead Sea Scrolls.

He continued to disagree and refused to believe that the KJV was NOT written in the 1st century. I had to go and find one on the shelf to show him the copyright date.