Friday, April 26, 2013

Growing Scriptural Illiteracy

A correction from the New York Times:

"Because of an editing error, an article on Thursday about the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain referred incorrectly to the biblical passage read by Amanda Thatcher as the first lesson at her grandmother’s funeral. It was Ephesians 6:10-18 — not VI Ephesians 10:18."

A correction from the journal, Foreign Policy:

"An earlier version of this post referred to the Biblical passage from which Amanda Thatcher read as the Epistles. She read from Ephesians, which is one of the Epistles."

Remember, these stories were written by at least one, but probably more, reporters and passed through at least two editors before appearing in print.