Shortly after inheriting the throne of England in the midst of violent religious strife, King James I called together the country's leading churchmen and theologians at Hampton Court, "for the hearing, and for the determining, of things pretended to be amiss in the Church."
Out of that conference came the memorable decision to commission a new translation of the Holy Scriptures. King James I eagerly approved the idea in the hope that this new translation might help avert civil war by uniting the religious factions within his country. The uniform translation, since called the "King James Version," dramatically affected the course of development of the English-speaking world.
Nelson's reprint of the King James Version of the Bible is a faithful reproduction of the original text set in modern typeface for better readability. The decorative initials and border designs are from a 1911 edition.
There are seven books in the deuterocanonical (Apochrypha) of Catholic and Orthodox bibles. It is now known that two of these books, Tobit (14 chapters) and Sirach (51 chapters),... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2002 by Jay Runner
After a thorough study on the 1611 edition, I can say there is very little differance between the 1611 edition and the 1769 edition. Read morePublished on June 24 2002
It is great to finaly see the actual AV1611 in complete form. I own many individual leafs from many early KJBs (1612 the earliest), but the beauty starts to blossom when you can... Read morePublished on March 8 2002 by T. Mackel
This is the best English version of the Bible for the simple reason that it was translated before the "Enligntenent" also known as the "Age of Reason. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2001 by "gentileforjesus"
A nationÕs intellectual heritage laid out in a bazaar: The older Isaiah, a near contemporary to Homer and truly a poetic genius of the highest order; the younger Isaiah, an... Read morePublished on June 1 2001 by Michael Sympson
Many critics of the perfect Bible like to point out that the original King James had the Apocrypha in it. Read morePublished on April 18 2001 by Dale Harris
Verily, it is said that thou art not supposed to take this literally. The stories of the Creation, the Flood, Moses' parting of the Red Sea, etc. etc. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
After studying many English versions of the Bible for the last 35 years, and having been involved in the ongoing study of source documents and translations, I highly recommend the... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2001
While this is the copy of the BIBLE used by most non catholic's,it is not a catholic BIBLE. It is not approved by the church.Published on Dec 4 2000 by Eleanor JFrederick