648 pages--$29.95 (hardcover)
After being out of print for seven years, this book
is now available in a new and enlarged third edition.
As suitable for reading as it is valuable for reference, this book provides an
explicit and comprehensive examination of every word in the Authorized
Version of the Bible that has been deemed archaic, obsolete, antiquated, or
otherwise outmoded. The result is both a fascinating and encyclopedic study
of words--their meaning, derivation, usage, and significance. The thesis of this
seminal work is that the Authorized Version is no more archaic than daily
newspapers, current magazines, and modern Bible versions. To further
supplement the work and substantiate the underlying thesis, considerable reference is
made not only to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, but also to four contemporary
Bible versions. This book is unique in that it seeks neither to criticize nor correct
the text of the Authorized Version. Extensively documented with over 5,300
footnotes, the book contains twenty-four chapters and twelve appendixes,
with a preface, introduction, epilogue, and bibliography.