Bible [electronic resource] : the story of the King James Version, 1611-2011 / Gordon Campbell
- Campbell, Gordon, 1944-
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 354 pages) : illustrations
- Machine generated contents note: 1.The Bible in English -- 2.The Commissioning of the King James Version -- 3.Translators and Translating -- 4.The Translation -- 5.The First Edition -- 6.The Seventeenth Century -- 7.The Eighteenth Century -- 8.The Nineteenth Century -- 9.The Cambridge Paragraph Bibles -- 10.The Bible in America -- 11.The Revised Version -- 12.The Early Twentieth Century -- 13.The King James Version in the Modern World.
- The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible has long been viewed as the most elegantly written and poetic of the many English translations. Now reaching its 400th anniversary, it remains one of the most frequently used Bibles in the English-speaking world, especially in America. This book offers an authoritative history of this renowned translation, ranging from the Bible's inception to the present day. The text tells the complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, who the translators were, and how the translation was accomplished.
- 9780191806650 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
View MARC record | catkey: 28942167