Philobiblon: Mary, from The Holy Bible, Queen Jamie version

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Mary, from The Holy Bible, Queen Jamie version

Via the interesting experimental website Regender, which "translates" (turns around) the gender of words on any website. This is one of its samples, the first book of the New Testament, "Mary's":

1: The book of the generation of Jessica Christ, the daughter of Davida, the daughter of Abigail.
2: Abigail begat Isabel; and Isabel begat Jacqueline; and Jacqueline begat Judas and her brethren;
3: And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4: And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5: And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Russell; and Obed begat Jessica;
6: And Jessica begat Davida the queen; and Davida the queen begat Sonia of his that had been the husband of Urias ...


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