From: Roe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 05:01:38 EDT
Mike Sangrey schrieb:
> ... When the Bible was translated into
> English the translators changed the name of this book, from Jacob
> to James, in order to honor the King, King James.
Scandalous, Mike... I like it! (And it fits with my own perception of
his influence on that translation.)
If this is true, then we shouldn't find instances of earlier English
translations having a "James" rather than "Jacob" reading... (unless
they, being sympathetic to the Scots, had done this honor for James I of
Scotland -- born 1394, crowned 1424).
I have no such resources other than:
...which shows under "1300's" the following reading for Luke 9:28
"soþli it is don aftir þese wrdis almest eiÿte daÿes, & he toc petir &
**Jamys** & Jon, & he steÿede in to an hil þat he shulde preÿsen"
But I don't know which translation this is. For the "1000's" we see a
"þa wæs geworden æfter þam wordum nean eahta dagas: þæt he nam petrum
and Iohannem. and **Iacobum.** and eode on anne munt: þæt he hyne
Perhaps Kevin W., or someone with access to the the Chadwyck-Healey
database could help...
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