Martin Shields has written an excellent two part post on “Is a word-for-word translation unbiblical? In the ensuing discussion in how though the authors of the KJV used similar words to what we use today, they have a different meaning. He then linked to Grateful for the Dead.
The author expounds in this excellent post a list of words that have a vastly different meaning to what we understand then to be. Take the word accursed as an example…..accursed devoted, Josh 6:17, 18; 7:1, 11–13, 15; 22:20; 1 Chr 2:7. This one shocked me!