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Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611–2011

Gordon Campbell

Abstract

Produced during the lifetime of William Shakespeare and John Donne, 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 transla ... More

Keywords: English translation, King James Version, King James Bible, KJV, America, 1611 edition, Oxford University Press

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693016
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693016.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gordon Campbell, author
Professor of Renaissance Studies, Leicester University