Phonics of shew and shewn

04 Jan

So i read the Bible allot and also the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United State. A word that shows up is shewn and shew. The question i have had is how do you pronounce it. I have been saying it as in show, yet someone corrected me and said it should be pronounced like "shoe". I thought ok, so i had a recording of someone reading the Bible and they said it like "shoe". Then i heard Alexander Scourby and he pronounced it like show. So now i was really wanting to know how do you pronounce this word.

So a little digging and i found a page on about substitute letters. In the table on that page was the table of substitutions. And in it was ew = o as in sew. Now with that i thought okay if the ew = o then shewn should sound like shown. Maybe i should add the characters above the words. Well anyway i went and looked up shew on a Webster 1828 Dictionary website and it did not return anything. So i then looked for show and that had a hit. What i did notice in the definition was this line.

It is sometimes written shew, shewed, shewn.

So i believe now that it is pronounced just like "show" just spelled different. But who am i?

In other news i did find this file about teaching your kids to read using the Bible. I have not finished reading it yet, however i am interested in what they learned and have to say about the subject. I was talking to a gentleman today about what me and Simon do and he talked about how his kids when they were little would memorize scripture verses. He told me it was good, that is what i remember, however his kids did not grow up having a love for Jesus Christ as their Saviour. I knew what he was talking about. If you have ever read the books of 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles you will get the same picture. The father may do that which is right in the eyes of the Lord, yet his son and grandson will do that which is evil in the eyes of the Lord. Yet someone down the line of wicked fathers will then do that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. (1 Kings 5:11, 2 Kings 18:3)  There were fewer of them that did right.

Well that's all i have to say about that right now.


Posted ed_mann in Founding Fathers


Notice the small things

21 Dec

So i was over at and noticed they had a quote from John Quincy Adams. The quote is below.

"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior." -John Quincy Adams 1837

Now i appreciate the things that David Barton and Wall Builders do, however most people won't notice the error in the above quote. Granted if you know me personally you will know exactly what i am having an issue with. For those that don't know me let me give you a few verses.

Luke 2:11 For unto  you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Acts 5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

So view the quote above and notice the change. Very simple only one letter. And some may think no big deal. I however feel it is a big deal. The reason for that is we don't like it when others change history to fit their needs, yet we do the same thing.

I searched the internet to find a scanned copy of the original speach. And i believe i did find it, over at which had the article and also linked over to So you can get a copy on or pick a different format on The last paragrah on page (7 of pdf) the ORATION you will find this:

"Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birh-day of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birth-day of the Saviour?"

We need to bring the Bible to bear on the things of this world, and not those corrput book people keep peddeling as the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

In reading the writtings of someone even with the spelling differences would it interest the reader in knowing why they spelled words the way they did? This word, to me, is used to point them to the Word of God for the english reading person, which is the King James Bible.

Now i know what your thinking, how do you know John Quincy Adams read the King James Bible, he could have had the Geneva Bible, or the Bishops Bible. I thought the same thing myself, and thought could i find a link between John Quincy Adams and the King James Bible. I have not yet.

The only thing i have found is that his father John Adams was involved with a National Bible Society "to propagate King James's Bible, through all Nations".  So John Adams would want to propagate it through all Nations, yet could not get those in his own house to read it? I highly doubt it.

That's all for now, i might be able to update this some other time.


Posted ed_mann in Founding Fathers


Quotes by John Adams

04 Jun

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Adams, Address to the Military, October 11, 1798

Posted ed_mann in Founding Fathers