Informal words

Did Elijah use informal words like dad, okay, or um. 

I think he did.

Most of us do, and James1 thought he was like the rest of us.

Are informal words from Elijah “anachronisms”?

I don’t think so. I think of anachronisms as belonging in a different time than Elijah’s, such as airplane or computer.  People of all times have used dad, okay, or um.

I suspect books and movies which portray hyper spiritual Biblical characters speaking King James English from an echo chamber have warped our understanding.

  1. James 5:17

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