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Amending scripture

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12 April 2013

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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 eucharist.

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
Cranworth House
Winchester SO22 6EJ

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