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THE ROCK ISLAND AUGUS. FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1011.
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Greatest ol Anniversary Cele
brations of1911 to B3 05
servel In March fcy Church
es cf America and England
By JAMES A. EDCERTON.
JHf'J IIE present year cannot quite
Hi ti vie with 1909 in the matter of
? 22, centenaries, but has the. edge
f ; over any other year of the new
!- i century. If this thing keeps up we
I shall pet the centennial habit. There
i .will be centenaries every week of
I'.' births, of deaths and of notable hap
penings h-.tween centenaries of coro
nations and Inaugurations, of war and
peace, of inventions and revolutions.
Civilization will come to look like a
garden of4oot:tury plants with some
festival or celebration constantly burst
ing into bloom.
In 1011 It is the semicentennial of
Credit For Translation That
Affected Literature and
Puliliss of World Goes to
Monarch Wiio Did Nothing.
treacle la.Gilead?" They might as
well have said, "Is there no molasses
Hard on Jeremiah.
Not to be outdone by the Protestants,
the Catholics undertook a new transla
tion la 1580, which was finally given
to the worhl in 109. This Is known
as the "Douai" Bible, so named from
the press that printed It. The trans
latioa was made by English exiles at
Ilheims, France. Collectors call It the
"rosin" Bible because of another atroc
ity put over on Jeremiah's balm. This
translation bas it, "Is there no rosin
Having finished the preliminaries, we
now come to the main event. Why
other representatives of tie regular
church protested, but the king, while
with the regulars, followed his own
peculiar psychological slant and decid
ed with the dissenters. Thus it is ap
parent that Providence can use for its
purposes even as crooked a stick as
.the first inauguration of L!n-o!a and God ln hIs Tvis3om evef Permitted any-
the oo-itonnial of the birtb of many
notable mea to wit: Obarle Sninr.ar,
Jan. 6; Horace Greeley, Feb. 2; Mis
sonier, the celebrated Napoleonic paint
er. Feb. 21. all of which, by the way.
thing so altogether admirable as the
authorized English version of the Bi
ble to be called by the name of so
worthless a monarch as King James is
more than mere mortal man can ever
hone to understand. It is one of those
are over aud goye; I;iv:d Heme, the 1 tricks of fate which confoupd the op-
'UriiLib free thought historian, April '
2G; William Makepeace Thackeray, .
July 18; Fn.nz Lis?.t. Oct. 22; John :
Bright, Nov. 16, aiid Wendell Phillips, ,
Nr doep tbis end the list. On Nov. .
7 we cci'-brnto the enUnijial of liar- !
rlson's victory at Tippecanoe and on !
lec. 27 the ttr -entei.ary of the nc os- j
tilon of Gustuvun Adolphus. I Lud al
most forgotten tbe bicentenary of the
appearance of Addison's Spectator on
:.i.-rr-ii i. :
!...-. :md greatest of all is the ter
r ;:'."iury of the first sne of the King
J;;n ver.i- n of the Bi'ole. NoboJy !
l.:iovs e.-:ly in hat month the orig- !
i' : il pul!l'-at: ;n occurred. s.o tL ceie-
Iriiion will ie observed at different i
tiui". in varlom j nrts of trie world. ;
It: il.i I::;ni nnd AiiK'i it is fixed for i
i.T -I.. j
Translations Were Numerous.
There bad been several English i
tr.irjslaiiir.s of the Iiibb; prior to the :
King .fame- or :ritlor::'.ed version,
but none .f lliiMU li.-.d be-n quife s;ir- i
is!"ai-'"ry. The !ir.--f of luo.-'e worth ,
mention wax th Wycllffe I'bl. trans :
latcd by John Wycliffe. the original
English r-' -former and uinrtyr, In the
fourteenth century and circulated i;i
mabuscripf. ' Wi'.i'uini Tyndale. .-mother
reformer and martyr, followed this
with another tra rslrtt ion ia the six
teenth century. Jr is somewhnt sig
nificant t!i:.t bith of those translators
Wfi'.' counted li!r't ics. an.i not the
leitr't of the clmrgts :i;;H!ist them w:is
tljis very desire to give the ? Tiptures
to tb.H couimon jjeople. Tyndaio was
proscribed and went to live at Worms
fwith Luther, wbose follower he was.
There his trnnsh'tloa wim eoinpleteel.
The Tyndale Bible been rue In 1; reo
o"jee flic ba-'s of sibsiijtitnt Eng
lish versions. It was published in
3"2f. and during the same century six
other translations were made and a
seventh bearmi. The rcformr.tiun was
bearing Hbund-mt fruit.
, The next translation f fter Tyi i ilf s
w:ip that of Miles ("overdale. wh!,',li ;;p
Pnred In 3.",:2. It bas been claiiaod
that Ooverdaie worked with Tyndale.
I tut this in in disp'ite. In popular
Iiarlene the Ooverdale version has
come to In- known ns tiie "t.ug" Bible
bnause of the following translation
of a verse from one of the Psplms:
'"So that thou phait not nede to be
afraid for any Bngges by nightp nor
for th arrow that tfyeth by day."
The Matthew Bible followed ln
timit and shake the faith of those
who believe in ultimate Justice.
James I. for his own aggrandize
ment made friends with the murderer
of his mother. He caused the death of
! Dr. Eainolds In Charge. j
j Dr. Rainolds became the leading j
! spirit in the actual making of the new
i version. Ferbaps more than any oth- j
! er man he is entitled to the honor of j
the so called King James version. The j
fifty-four scholars and divines chosen
for the task were divided Into six
groups, and a certain part of the work
was allotted to each. To Rainolds
and his associates were assigned the
prophets. Bnt the leader was not
to see the completion of the task. Dr.
Rainolds died in 1G07. three years be
fore the translation was finished.
Two of the groups worked at Ox
ford, two at Cambridge and two at
Westminster. For the most part their
task was not so much translation as
comparing and editing. They selected
from all the versions already made,
and so wisely and conscientiously were
the selections made that the result has
stood the test of the centuries. They
did not "confine themselves wholly to
the Genevan. Tyndale. Coverdale and
other English versions, however. They
employed Luther's German translation
as well as the original Greek and He
brew. They sought for clear and sim
ple renderings in strong Anglo-Saxon
words. Many of the happiest and best
phrases were their own.
With the possible exception of Lu
ther's there bas never been a transla
tion of the Bible in any tongue that
hns received such praise or exerted
6uch influence. It has been the most
widely circulated book in the history
of the human race. For 300 rears it
i m ffm bibE" HSa1(
FACSIMILE OF TITLE PAGE OF A FIRST EDITION OF KING JAMES
TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE.
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Fir Walter Raleigh and burned two
heretics nt the stake. He involved hU
whole country ln warbecause a for
eign princess would not marry his son.
lie allowed bis own daughter to die in
poverty. He bad nothing to do with
ers. another 1 rotestaut martyr. iM
Taverner Bible, named for fi:e f t It
pubi.'shers, Richard Taveruer, nppear
L in l.v!!".
1.-..-.7. It was translated by John Roy- tht? translation of the Scriptures except
thiit be authorized it and gave some :
general directions. Yet this work that !
hns had so profovid an Influence on !
English speaking people, this "well of j
English undefiled," la known as the j
"King James version." The tacking on I
of that name is almost blasphemous.
Credit Given Puritans.
Much of the credit for the agitation
that led to the making of the author
ized version is due to the Puritans.
Cromwell Bible Next.
The next ye.-r. 1SIO, came the
"great" IMbte. likewise called Croia- .
well's, also Cranmer's. This was es- j
ontially Coverdalo's translation with !
r few changes. It was published by !
Thonins ,ro!uwell's order and was the j
r, t l 'j "" n There were so many translations and
the ohur.h hkewise the first to be ;- mucn conrusion ln ..onsequence that
chained to the reading desks. No tfae deslre &me gecera, to hflre oue
wondor there w a snbquent Btandard tt tbat wouia authorita-
iu(iytuii"ii ior reuiaous rreeuom wnen
tie Blblo was in chains?
Twenty years after the publication
cf the "groat" Bible appeared the Gene-
Tan translation made ' v some Lng leh- i , , .. ,.,
,, . , . , , . . . . ' Bible; the other was the making cf a
religious refugees who had Joined John ' .
In hVH a conference was held ln
London to settle the matter. The king
tive In settling disputes as to interpre
tations. There were two riewa as to
the way to arrive at such a standard.
One was the revision of the German
Calvin at Geaeva. This was the first
ore primed in Rorrin type and divid- i
ed into verses, likewise the first to i
pive supplied words in irali.-s. It re
mained the most poprir-r coition uDtil '
tbe appearance of the King James
version, a matter of fifty years. To j
collectors this is known as the "breech- t
en" Rible because of the fallowing pas- j
sage from Gen-sls: "Then the eyes of '
them lofh Wfre oror.cd. and thev knew
has- grown in popularity and in num
ber of copies sold, which now reaches
into the millions. Even the revised
version completed a few years ago has
not affected the vogue of the King
Affected All Periods.
It has not oDly colored the whole of
English civilization, but bas fixed the
language and immeasurably Influenced
literature and politics. The great
movement toward democracy and lib
erty of our race haa taken place since
i tbe Issuance of the King James ver
! slon. As this momentous epoch of
I revolutions and reforms, beginning
' with the Cromwell revolution in 1642,
Las been so profoundly affected
i throughout by the religious impulse,
who can measure the effects thereon
; of this English Bible? It was the
mainstay of Cromwell and his lnde
j pendents, who in turn became the fore
j runners of modern democracy,
i The actual work of translation -was
' completed in 1610, and the manuscripts
passed through the hands of Thomas
Bilaon, bishop of Winchester, and of
Dr. Miles Smith before going to the
pricter. The publication occurred ear-
iv ln 1611.
decided the question in favor of tl The celebration of the tercentenary
new translation. His reason was as ' r ' ir-?
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oblique and peculiar as his character.
He was determined to make the Purl
tans and other dissenters "conform."
They tad been urging a new transla
tion. Now let them have It snd be
compelled to abide by it. It may be
that they were naked, and tbov sewed i 811 ;d In Passing that when the au-fi-ge
tree leaves tojjeiber and made 1 h1zed version appeared the lnde
thnselves Ireeches." Was t?:is a far- i Prudent sects did abide by it gladly.
iT su;rgs: ion of the tnmWne or ha- j Yet thoT oot "conform" to the
rem skirt? ' Established church any more than be-
In ir,- wns n',iih the -nivhrmv i fore. Tl.ey continued to dissert nr!l
Uib e." autherizd by the bishops of ;
tl'e established chnrh. With all this
effcia! sanction, however, it never over- j
took the von! of tbe Gor.ov.m version, j
rblA tss rntb-r a Puritsn ntT.-ir. Col- j
1:V-? have 1uM,-ed the bishons edi- ;
-n t'-.e "rricle" B'fc'.e. for the Tea
s' i Thr.t !t translates Jeremiah's fine i
llr.i. "Is rh-re t:- b-.lm In Giiead?" !
t :o tl-e ss-har! r.e 'f?rm. "Is thers no
and town of the British empire and
on that or nearby dates ln American
churches. In St. Paul's. London, the
sermon will be preached by the arch
bishop of Canterbury.
The influence of the King James
version does not end with English
speaking people, but has formed the
basis for translation into Innumerable
tongues. It constitutes the Vast bulk
of the 15.C0O.GOO Bibles now estimat
ed to be sold yearly.
There is onlv one thinir needvl tn
headed and England established a . make the Jov of the occasion complete,
commonwealth under Oliver Cromwell. ', That is the' amputation of the name
a Puritan. Bnt that Is getting ahead ; Kin? James. Might as well talk of
of the story. Captain Kidd s Bible or Beelsebub'a
It was the Puritans end lndepend- Bible. Call this one John Ralnolda
ents who put forth Dr." John Rainolds, ! or Miles Smith's or Bishop Biison'a
head of Corpus Christd college. Oxford, j or anybody's Bible rather than burden
as their spokesman In urging a new it with the discredited came of tee
Tersion. The bishop of London and ; most stnpid of the Stnarta.
James Own son. Charles I., was be-
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