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The Craft of Dishonest Quotation

Monday, October 5th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Years ago, Gail Riplinger wrote a book, New Age Bible Versions, to discredit modern translations as products of the New Age movement. I read the book, and now am ashamed to admit that I believed a lot of what she wrote. However, more discerning readers have documented how she misued quotations to prove her points. Below are links to a series of blog posts that demonstrate how Riplinger twisted and even manufactured quotes to prop up her points.

  1. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 1
  2. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 2
  3. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 3
  4. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 4
  5. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 5
  6. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 6
  7. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 7
  8. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 8
  9. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation 9
  10. The Craft of Dishonest Quotation – Conclusion

Riplinger also claimed that Westcott was an occultist. The blogger from the above links also answered the question Was Brooke Foss Westcott an Occultist?

Just because someone writes a book and sells lots of copies does not mean it is true. We (including me) need to be more discerning when we read a book – especially a book that is meant to prove something you already believe. The extent to which Riplinger went in misquoting cannot be dismissed as carelessness. It is dishonest.

by Gordy

The KJV Summit at HAC

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

The KJV Summit was today at HAC. This post has PDF versions of the documents handed out.

Posted in Bible Versions
by Gordy