In 1604 the committee was struck that eventually created the King James version of the Bible. The attitude of the time was far more corporate in its scope than we are today in our individualistic society. Compromise and inclusion of all of society was more expected and practised, at least when it came to creating a scripture that became accessible to all.
I enjoyed this little quote from Adam Nicolson's "God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible" when he writes about today's attitudes toward committees:
"Committees thive on compromise and compromise produces fudge and muddle."
"Fudge and muddle"......a wonderfully descriptive phrase. Does that sound like the result of any committees you have worked on? It certainly does to me when I think back to past endeavors at cooperation and compromise. hahahahaha