tomvds – Yep, that’s a good one! Thanks for stopping by.

beth – You know, I do have a copy of the Book of Common Prayer on my shelf, but I haven’t cracked the cover in years. I’ll take another look at it. I jsut had to refresh my memory about Thomas Cranmer via the Wikipedia.

Thanks for the link the Bible Study Tools; it has a couple different translations from those on offer at that evangelical Bible Gateway site I linked to here. So I bookmarked it, too.

Harry – Excellent point. I always forget about poor Tyndale! And yeah, the general avoidance of Latinate phrases has got to be a key reason for the success of his translation and the KJV after him.

Your comparison from the Canticle is telling. Thanks for taking the time to share it.