Recently, famous photographs in black and white have been colorized using computer technology. Now some of our favorite historical figures can be seen in “true color” for the first time. In honor of that, I decided to create color posters of two of my favorite writers, quotes included. They now cover my desk, covering up the hole where a previous teacher or student must have kicked the desk in anger.
Twain looks about like you’d expect him to. Whitman looks like a cross between Tom Bombadil and Santa Clause.
The KJV: Is it THE Bible? Part 5: Linguistic Prejudice, or “Ritzy Writ? Or Beautiful Word?”
William Tyndale, of the renowned Tyndale Bible, was once challenged by a papal cleric on his belief that the common man should have true access to God’s word, not just priests. Ironically, many of the clergy did not know much Bible, though they knew papal law like the backs of their bejeweled hands. To the clergy he said, “If God spares mylife, before many years pass I will make it possible for the boy who drives the plow to know more of the Scriptures than you do.” Continue reading →