From the Revd Paul A. Newman
Sir, - It was gratifying to hear on Sunday's Radio 4
broadcast from St Michael's, Aberystwyth, a rendition of John
20.19b: "the doors locked for fear of the Jews" revised to "for
fear of the religious leaders". Two hours later, I felt compelled
so to adjust my rendition of the same passage at a solemn
After the culminating catastrophe of the last century, is not a
wholesale clarifying revision of similar instances long overdue?
Failing so to do surely renders Holy Writ less than wholesome.
PAUL A. NEWMAN
Winchester SO22 6EJ