[b-greek] Re: James 1:13 - off topic

From: Roe (d.roe@t-online.de)
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

"soli it is don aftir ese wrdis almest eite daes, & he toc petir &
**Jamys** & Jon, & he steede in to an hil at he shulde presen"

But I don't know which translation this is. For the "1000's" we see a
reading of:

"a ws geworden fter am wordum nean eahta dagas: t he nam petrum
and Iohannem. and **Iacobum.** and eode on anne munt: t he hyne

Perhaps Kevin W., or someone with access to the the Chadwyck-Healey
database could help...


D.W. Roe
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

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