I just posted a comment to Charisma magazine’s online article, “Is Today’s Bible Correct?” The article cites the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls as supporting the “authenticity of the 1611 translation” of the King James Bible’s Old Testament. I wanted to point out that the 1611 KJV contained books that modern Protestant Bibles omit (but Catholic Bibles contain):
When discussing the “authenticity of the 1611 translation,” remember that the 1611 edition of the King James Bible contained 80 books, not 66. The first 66-book KJV was published in 1885. That original 80-book KJV had the full canon, which also matches the Catholic bible. Modern groupings of those same 80 books typically are printed as 73 books. Christians should be encouraged to read the complete Bible, not the stripped-down 66-book versions.
For more info, check out the 1611 entry on this timeline: “English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible”:
1611 AD: The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.