Tuesday, 20 December 2011


I grant you that the 47 men who produced the Authorised Version worked in the main upon Tyndale’s version, taking that for their basis... But when Tyndale has been granted, you have yet to face the miracle that forty seven men – not one of them known outside this performance, for any superlative talent – sat in committee, and almost consistently over a vast extent of work – improved what genius had done. I give you the word of an old committeeman that this is not the
way of committees.
Sir Arthur Quiller Couch: The Art of Writing