There are African Hebrew groups in North America who declare King James was a black man. Most say this is based on a misinterpretation of old English phraseology regarding dark and black; and of old paintings and how apparent skin tone was sometimes portrayed. The problem I have is we know the lineage of James and his mother Mary, was 1000% white as snow, and the same imagery and descriptions as far as I can imagine were not placed upon her. We also know his father and I am NO expert on him and his lineage but from all description and images I have seen, a whiteman. Did he have some distant African ancestry? I honestly not sure, but would say even so, if you are mixed heritage but the majority and main branch of your family 'tree' points to Europe, then a far reaching loose stem pointing to Africa doesn't make one a African. You can counter that argument with a one drop rule but the line has to be drawn somewhere. The man, by way of his status, naturally declared himSELF as an Englishman.
The problem doesn't stop there
As well as the Bible, he also published a book named Demonology...... What was James really into?
There are many rumours surrounding the time period Shakespear spent living with James around his sexuality.
Brethren, I do agree with you though that he gathered his best team of 'scholars' and assigned them with the task of the Translation. It wasn't James HIMSELF who translated. If you tell I he used the Ethiopian Bible as his main reference then thats a good start. But Melchezidek, havent you heard of the STRONGS bible? Easily accessible online via Biblehub, Strongs lists the original Hebrew or Aramaic words and we can see directly if InI agree or not with the interpretations of James' people. Regarding Strongs Lexicon:
"First published in 1890, Strong's is a massive index of every English word in the King James Version of the Bible. Each corresponding word in the original language is marked with a unique number, allowing the user to both identify the underlying Hebrew or Greek term and see every verse in the Bible using that term"
IF you use KJV I strongly .... suggest its this version.
But EVEN THEN, evidence of James' ordering and blessing of the tampering of scripture is none more evident by his romantic gesture to his lover he snuck into the Bible ..... Im sure this wasn't a one off perversion....
"'In the name Shakespear there are four vowels and six consonants..... If you write down the figure 4 and then follow it by the figure 6, you get 46.
Very well — turn to Psalm 46 and you will find that in it the 46th word from the beginning is "shake," while the 46th word from the end is "spear."