Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0025971, Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:03:48 -0200

A correction related to VN and biblical verses.
May I post a correction to my former posting related to VN and biblical
references? I just found out that the KJV used to include the Apocrypha
books ( published in the original 1611 KJV of the Bible and removed in
1885). I haven't yet searched articles or texts laboring over VN's use of
biblical verses from the Old Testament.

This is what I found: Apocrypha Books

The apocrypha is a selection of books which were published in the original
1611 King James Bible. These apocryphal books were positioned between the
Old and New Testament (it also contained maps and geneologies). The
apocrypha was a part of the KJV for 274 years until being removed in 1885
A.D. A portion of these books were called deuterocanonical books by some
entities, such as the Catholic church.

Many claim the apocrypha should never have been included in the first place,
raising doubt about its validity and believing it was not God-inspired (for
instance, a reference about magic seems inconsistent with the rest of the
Bible: <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Tobit-Chapter-6/> Tobit chapter
6, verses 5-8). Others believe it is valid and that it should never have
been removed- that it was considered part of the Bible for nearly 2,000
years before it was recently removed a little more than 100 years ago. Some
say it was removed because of not finding the books in the original Hebrew
manuscripts. Others claim it wasn't removed by the church, but by printers
to cut costs in distributing Bibles in the United States. Both sides tend to
cite the same verses that warn against adding or subtracting from the Bible:
<http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-22-18/> Revelation 22:18.
The word ' <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Apocrypha.php4> apocrypha'
means 'hidden.'Fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls dating back to before 70 A.D.
contained parts of the apocrypha books in Hebrew, including Sirach and Tobit
[ <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuterocanonical> source].

Keep this in mind when reading the following apocryphal books. Martin Luther
said, "Apocrypha--that is, books which are not regarded as equal to the holy
Scriptures, and yet are profitable and good to read." (King James Version
Defended page 98.)

* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Esdras-Chapter-1/> 1 Esdras
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Esdras-Chapter-1/> 2 Esdras
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Tobit-Chapter-1/> Tobit
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Judith-Chapter-1/> Judith
Additions to Esther
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Wisdom-of-Solomon-Chapter-1/>
Wisdom of Solomon
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Ecclesiasticus-Chapter-1/>
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Baruch-Chapter-1/> Baruch

* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Letter-of-Jeremiah-Chapter-1/>
Letter of Jeremiah
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Prayer-of-Azariah-Chapter-1/>
Prayer of Azariah
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Susanna-Chapter-1/> Susanna
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bel-and-the-Dragon-Chapter-1/>
Bel and the Dragon
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Prayer-of-Manasseh-Chapter-1/>
Prayer of Manasseh
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1-Maccabees-Chapter-1/> 1
* <http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Maccabees-Chapter-1/> 2

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