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Question #12397 posted on 02/07/2005 3:12 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Where did the italics in the Old Testiment come into being? Do they just indicate where there was a particular emphasis in the Hebrew version? For an example, see Job 16: 5.

- Fredjikrang

A: Dear Fredjikrang,
Those are words that the King James scholars added in for clarity. They were not in the original text.