National Geographic on the KJV

The Bible of King James First printed 400 years ago, it molded the English language, buttressed the “powers that be”—one of its famous phrases—and yet enshrined a gospel of individual freedom. No other book has given more to the English-speaking world. By Adam Nicolson Photograph by Jim Richardson Rome Wager stands in front of the rodeo [...]

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The King James Bible: 400-year-old bestseller

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - World’s Best-Selling Book by Donald L. Brake, Sr. (Click here to see complete article at the Washington Times website) VANCOUVER, Wash., February 3, 2011 — Four-hundred years ago in a small London neighborhood residents burrowed deep in their beds enjoying the luxury of the last hour before dawn, unaware of the furious activity [...]

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Charlton Heston on the King James Bible

Actor Charlton Heston described the beauty of the King James Bible in his autobiography: “. . .the King James translation has been described as ‘the monument of English prose’ as well as ‘the only great work of art ever created by a committee’.  Both statements are true.  Fifty-four scholars worked seven years to produce the [...]

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King James Bible: How it changed the way we speak

This article was originally published at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12205084 The impact of the King James Bible, which was published 400 years ago, is still being felt in the way we speak and write, says Stephen Tomkins. No other book, or indeed any piece of culture, seems to have influenced the English language as much as the King James Bible. [...]

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