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Holy Bible 1611 King James Version: Celebrating 400 Years Of The Original King James Version Hardcover – Mar 28 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1312 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan Bibles; 400th anniversary ed edition (March 28 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310440297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310440291
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 6.6 x 20.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #465,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Hardcover
I searched for several months and finally found a copy for less than $17 CAD. Apparently when it was first available it could be purchased at places like Walmart for $7. It is a limited edition and now can be sold for much higher prices. I find it amazing to have the opportunity to read from the pages of a facsimile of the original 1611 King James Bible. I will treasure it.
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the font is so horrible you can barely read it, it's written in some fake wanna be old English style font, i couldn't even read a sentence!! the cover came with black marks and scratches on it. i am sending it back. sorely disappointed as i was looking forward to it as i thought the cover looked so nice.
can't even read one sentence !!!!!
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For 8 bucks how could you go wrong?? Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Word of God with an official replica of the 1611 King James Bible minus the apocrypha. This is a steal for such a great product. I bought 3 of these and got free shipping! I am extremely satisfied and highly recommend this item. And it is readable, the font just forces you to read a little slower which isn't a bad thing.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa20b3a44) out of 5 stars 101 reviews
66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa29d1828) out of 5 stars This is less than $10? April 2 2011
By JS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This bible is a fascimile reproduction of the 1611 King James Bible. Zondervan was able to produce the bible with the help of Greatsite.com. It uses the same bold, gothic print that was used in the 1611 KJV. Other publishers, like Hendrickson, change the font to a Roman type to make it easier to read. That isn't necessarily bad, but it is not an authentic look. The next lowest price bible fascimile reproduction of the 1611 KJV that I am aware of is $179. Of course, that one is bigger (not quite full size). This one is a hand size bible that's about 2.5 inches thick.

This particular edition is printed on paper that is much like that of an average paperback book. It's not bible paper which explains why it is so thick. The hardcover is covered in an imitation leather-like covering that isn't too bad. The beginning contains the dedication to King James, the translators to reader, genealogies, and some other info. Unfortunately, they did cut out the Apocrypha which is disappointing.

All in all, this is an excellent bible for at this price. If you are trying to buy a bible for general reading, this isn't it as it uses a Gothic type. This bible is a great way to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa29d187c) out of 5 stars A single word: Value April 21 2011
By Photoss359 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I shall attempt to keep this short...

- It's the 1611 King James!
- Preserves original fonts in the text, prefaces, everything
- Small, a departure from the massive folio-sized original
- It's only $8 ($5 at WalMart) <<<

- Missing the Apocrypha
- Not sturdy (cheap materials)
- Small (feels too small at times)
- Light fading on some pages, but especially on the chapter headings (not illegible)

if you enjoy Bible history.
if you enjoy the bible.
if you enjoy history.
if you're fascinated by the King James Version.
if you collect Bibles.
if you're a Protestant or Evangelical who has any interest in your sect of Christianity.
if you want a small Bible to carry around and spark discussion.
if you have $8 burning a hole in your pocket.
if you have $8.
if you can borrow some money from a friend.

Do not use/buy...
if you have difficulty reading thick Gothic font.
as a regular study Bible.
as the official family Bible.
in the youth group bonfire.
if you are interested in perusing the Apocrypha.
if you're expecting the Spanish Inquisition (they'll burn you for owning it...).
if you want a small Bible that will stand up to constant use.
as a first/gift Bible to a new believer.
if you are old and received any satisfaction from viewing William Tyndale's trial and execution.
if you dislike Zondervan.
if you hate religious freedom.

Perfect for: leaving on your bedside table to pick up and read a Psalm or Proverb in the morning.

Last year, one couldn't find a 1611 King James replica for less than $179 (and that's the reduced size reference variant!). Numerous versions with Roman fonts and the like have cropped up as of late, but this just beats them all with its price. I bought a number of them to give away as gifts, as well as multiple copies for myself. If you even visited this item today perusing Amazon, just stick it in your cart, you cannot go wrong (unless your expectations of an $8 photocopy of a 400 year old Bible are unrealistic...). If this was $30, I'd give it 4/5 stars, but since Zondervan saw fit to practically gift us this, it earns 5/5 in my book. It's not perfect, and it's far from a replica of a complete and whole full-size King James Bible, but it's definitely $341 cheaper than that.
49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa29d1cb4) out of 5 stars no apocrypha Feb. 7 2013
By KINGS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The Original 1611 had 80 books buyer beware this is a ripoff. The makers of this know that people are wanting the original and trying to rip the people who are waking up.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4b0d090) out of 5 stars I am thrilled to have this at a price I can afford. Jan. 29 2012
By Claire in Springfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
On Aprl 1, 2011, I saw this book displayed with no fanfare at WalMart in a narrow cardboard bookcase near the door. The up-front price caught my eye, $4.97 for a hard-bound thick volume. I flipped a couple of pages and immediately knew I had found a personal treasure.

Other reviewers complain about the typography, but the time to become familiar with this comparatively recent appearance in literature is worth the small effort. I have no problem with the typeface because I studied German for three years in public school. Our texts had the same appearance (lower-case 's' looks like 'f' and doubled 's' looks like a upper-case B). Only casual mention was made of this type style by the teacher because it was not difficult.

About the reduced type, I remember salivating over the two-volume edition of the complete Oxford English Dictionary which came with a large rectangular magnifying glass and a slipcase in the 1960's.

Along with my first Bible for my approaching twelfth birthday in 1947, this copy shares a place of honor on my bookcase shelf.

Earlier today I stumbled onto the Great Site page. All this time I thought my several King James Bibles were unadulterated. Even with the omission of the Apocrypha, this is a treasure.

Claire Morland (real name)
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4b0d174) out of 5 stars too small Nov. 30 2012
By Drew H Sandidge - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
this product tells you the size but it does not let you know that it is basically illegible because the font has be shrunk down from its original form. wish it were bigger. I am not sure what i am going to do with it bc i never throw out a Bible, i guess i will donate it. don't buy this one if you plan to read it.

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