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Question #4984 posted on 04/17/2004 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the method for the italicized words in the JST? I have always thought it was the words not in the "original" KJV text, but that's not always the case. For example, in JST Revelation 1:1-2, shew is changed to show without italicization, while bare is changed to the italicized bore. Why the inconsistency? Also, I have noticed that usually if the same words are present, but in a different order, they are usually italicized. But in JST Revelation 1:5, "the faithful witness" (regular type) comes before "from Jesus Christ..." (also regular type), when in the KJV "the faithful witness" comes after. Is there a method to this madness?
--student of the scriptures

A: Dear Student-

The italcization is done to show the differences. For shew -> show, apparently the two are similar enough that it was deemed unneccessary. Or mistakenly overlooked. For Rev. 1:5, I have no idea. I'm betting overlooked for that as well.

-The Franchise