Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Wednesday, July 13, 2005  


I never knew Shakespeare had a hand in the KIng James Bible translation, but John Derbyshire points out:

Incidentally, though it is a fact widely known only among us numerologists,
Shakespeare wrote, or at least translated, some of the Bible. There are
plenty of clues.

Take the 46th Psalm, for instance, as rendered in the 1610 King James Bible. The 46th word in the psalm is "shake." The 46th word back from the end of the psalm (and not counting the ritual "Selah") is "spear." How old was Shakespeare in 1610? He was 46! Q.E.D.

As Casey Stengel said, "You can look it up."

I did. It's like he said.

This so so cool. To think Shakespeare helped translate the Bible. Amazing.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:45 AM |