Read the article (link below), but this part stood out to me:
A biblical scholar named Chaim Raphael once tried to explain why the King James Version, whatever its technical inaccuracies, has a power that later versions lack. Like the original Hebrew, he pointed out, the English of the King James was already archaic by the time it was set down. So it conveyed much of “the archaism and mystery that is tangible in the original . . . .”
To quote Chaim Raphael, “The translators had a reverence for the text before them. When they could not understand it, they would produce an apparently literal translation that was a stab in the dark, sometimes quite meaningless, but still carrying with it the splendid orotund tone of the version as a whole.” Which is why their work transcended “the workaday canons of clarity and reason, and had to be absorbed through a cloud of mystery.”
Mystery is rare today; it is assumed that everything can be explained. For is not art but science in the making?
Does the Bible have to remain mysterious or should be be read in order to be understood?