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Produced during the lifetime of Shakespeare and Donne, the King James Version of the Bible has long been viewed as the most elegantly written and poetic of the many English translations. Now reaching its four hundredth anniversary, it remains one of the most frequently used Bibles in the English-speaking world, especially in America.

Lavishly illustrated with reproductions from early editions of the KJB, Bible: The Story of the King James Version offers a vivid and authoritative history of this renowned translation, ranging from the Bible's inception to the present day. Gordon Campbell, a leading authority on Renaissance literatures, tells the engaging and complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, who the translators were, and how the translation was accomplished. Campbell does not end with the printing of that first edition, but also traces the textual history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769, shedding light on the subsequent generations who edited and interacted with the text and bringing to life the controversies surrounding later revisions. In addition, the author examines the reception of the King James Version, showing how its popularity has shifted through time and territory, ranging from adulation to deprecation and attracting the attention of a wide variety of adherents. Since the KJB is more widely read in America today than in any other country, Campbell pays particular attention to the history of the KJB in the United States. Finally, the volume includes appendices that contain short biographies of the translators and a guide to the 74-page preliminaries of the 1611 edition.

A fitting tribute to the enduring popularity of the King James Version, Bible offers an illuminating history of this most esteemed of biblical translations.

About the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Leicester University. An authority on Renaissance literature, he is the co-author of John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (with Thomas N. Corns).

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Bible in English

2. The Commissioning of the KJV

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 Bible in America

10. The Cambridge Paragraph Bibles

11. The Revised Version

12. The Early Twentieth Century

13. The KJV in the Modern World

Appendix 1: The Companies and Later Revisers

Appendix 2: The Preliminaries to the KJV

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199693016
Author:
Campbell, Gordon
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Gordon
Subject:
Bible - Reference
Subject:
Bibles | Text
Subject:
Reference Bibles | King James Version
Subject:
Bibles | Text & Reference Bibles | King James Version
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 b/w illus.
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 0.9 in 0.85 lb

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