Much Ado about an "S."

Liverpool Daily Post

The printing of the Bible is the most strictly guarded work in existence—a fact which appears strange until we reflect on the mischief an inaccurate Bible might bring about. The King's printers and the two universities of Oxford and Cambridge give to the world all the Bibles printed in the United Kingdom except some printed by special license. A few years ago the question arose whether the word "spirit" in Matthew, 4:1, and Mark, 1:12, should have a capital "S," it having been previously printed with a small one, and, although the word was obviously wrongly printed, it was not until after the ruling powers at the universities and the King's printers had met in solemn counsel that leave was given to use the capital letter.

Nothing sanctioned by authority in 1611 may be changed without creating something akin to revolution in the places where Bibles are printed.—Liverpool Daily Post.

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