The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9612   Message #556234
Posted By: Haruo
21-Sep-01 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: AMEN (Jester Hairston)
Subject: RE: AMEN
Here are the precise verses (2:7 and 2:12) in the King James Version; possibly the definite article comes from the Greek (which you can check by clicking on the little blue C to the left of the verse you want hellenized) but more likely it's just a random sloppy unmotivated corruption of the sacred text. I.e. good folk song material.