For even more links, check out our sister site, The King James Only Research Center.
- Doug Kutilek reviews David Sorenson’s book, Touch not the Unclean Thing — possibly the best overview of the issue that you can read in one sitting.
- “The Debate Over the King James Version” by Rick Wade — a simple overview of the debate.
- “The Preservation of Scripture” by William Combs (of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary) — examines what Scripture says about Its own preservation.
- “Errors in the KJV” by William Combs — details uncontestable errors in the KJV and TR.
- “Erasmus and the Textus Receptus” by William Combs — provides the true (and very enlightening) history of the origins of the TR.
- “Preface To The King James Version And The King James-Only Position” by William Combs — If you haven’t read the preface to the KJV written by the KJV translators, you need to (click here to read it)!
- Doug Kutilek on the origins of KJV-onlyism — very informative and enlightening survey of the neglected history of KJV-onlyism.
- Pre-1881 conservative defense of critical text readings (article compiled by Michael Marlowe) — Conservative Plymouth Brethren/Presbyterian scholar Samuel P. Tregelles discusses 1 John 5:7, 1 Tim. 3:16, Acts 20:28, Jn 1:18, 1 Pet. 3:15.
- “Jesus is Not KJV-Only” by Brian Tegart — simple, yet convincing, proof that Jesus often quoted from and read a Bible that was not verbally equivalent to the KJV’s OT text.
- “Inspiration, Preservation, and New Testament Textual Criticism” by Dan Wallace (of Dallas Theological Seminary) — provides a challenging critique of TR only and Majority Text only views.
- Dan Wallace discusses the thousands of differences between the Vatican (B) and Sinaitic (Aleph) manuscripts — explains how manuscripts which differ with each other so much can still be viewed as solid textual witnesses.
- One Bible Only?: Examining the Claims for the King James Bible edited by Roy Beacham and Kevin Bauder of Central Baptist Seminary in Plymouth, MN — May be the best book on the issue (written by professors of Central Baptist Seminary of Plymouth, MN, an independent fundamental Baptist school) published by Kregel. Its authors come from within fundamentalism and thus they understand the issue better than many evangelicals. [See a list of posts excerpting sections of this book here]
- The King James Version Debate: A Plea for Realism by D.A. Carson — a short, succinct work which includes an appendix critiquing Wilbur Pickering’s (a Majority Text advocate) book, The Identity of the New Testament Text.
- The King James Only Controversy: Can You Trust the Modern Translations? by James White — one of the first evangelical works to take on the issue head on, the issues White addresses have not been adequately dealt with from the other side. The book is now available in a revised edition from Bethany House. [Reviewed by Jason, here]
- God’s Word Preserved: A Defense of Historic Separatist Definitions and Beliefs by Michael Sproul — a newer work, which spends time detailing the historic fundamentalist position on this issue.
- New Testament Text and Translation Commentary by Philip W Comfort — this is a helpful look at the manuscript evidence for those who aren’t well versed in Greek. He provides a commentary on most of the textual variants that affect English translations. Very good. [Reviewed by Bob, here]
- Understanding English Bible Translation: The Case for an Essentially Literal Approach by Leland Ryken — this book argues for formal equivalency and discusses the pitfalls of dynamic translations. [Reviewed by Jason, here]
- PowerPoint presentation on the KJVO controversy by James White, author of The King James Only Controversy (see above) — great presentation of pertinent facts in an easy to understand format.
- A series of posts on the topic from a former KJV Onlyist: Fred Butler. — excellent and very informative.
Other Recommended Sites
- King James Only Resource Center (Doug Kutilek, Rick Norris, and others) — possibly the best site on the web for this issue.
- Bible Research (Michael Marlowe) — a wealth of information and links on everything related to textual criticism and more (including special attention given to explaining and critiquing the Majority Text position).
- KJV-Only.Com (Brian Tegart) — more extensive than Kutilek’s site, and more on target to this issue than Bible Research (formerly “Brian’s KJV Only Page”) — also includes a list of places whre the KJV departs from the Hebrew text (kethiv) to go with the marginal reading (qere).
- Sola Gratia Ministries — A good listing of articles on the subject.
- Alpha & Omega Ministries — articles on the topic by James White, author of The King James Only Controversy (see above), and director of Alpha and Omega Ministries.
- New Testament Resources — excellent resources for Greek studies, exegesis, textual criticism, and translation issues — also includes a helpful chart dividing the manuscripts according to textual families.
- See our list of Online Research Tools and our sister site, The King James Only Research Center for more.