From: James S. Murray (
Date: Sun Sep 05 1999 - 19:17:14 EDT

David McKay wrote:

> I have read that some of the KJV renderings in Revelation come from Latin
> rather than Greek manuscripts. Does anyone have access to any information on
> this?
> I would be interested to know of a KJV rendering or two which illustrate
> this.


As others have mentioned, Erasmus was missing the last 6 verses and therefore
translated back in to the Greek from Latin.

The only example I'm aware of in Revelation is Rev. 22:19, where Erasmus had APO
BIBLOU based on the Latin LIBRO instead of APO TOU XULOU. The error occurred when a
scribe miscopied LIBRO (book) instead of LIGNO (tree). With both expressions being
used in the the text, it's easy to see how this might have happened. APO BIBLOU was
in the editions used by the KJV translators.

Jim Murray
Racine, WI

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