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    DescriptionThis is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating and complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, of who the translators were, and of how the translation was accomplished. The story does not end with the printing of that first edition, but introduces the subsequent generations who edited and interacted with the text. The present text of the King James Version differs in thousands of small details from the original edition. Campbell traces the textual history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769. Attitudes to the King James Version have shifted through time and territory, ranging from adulation to deprecation and attracting the attention of a wide variety of adherents. It is more widely read in America today than in any other country, and its particular history in there is given due attention. Generously illustrated with reproductions taken from early editions, this volume helps to explain the enduring popularity of the King James Version throughout the world today.

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    The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Campbell
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 219 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 552 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199557592
    ISBN 10: 0199557594

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    Illustrations note
    twenty-six black-and-white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    05 November 2010
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    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    Campbell has managed to combine academic depth with readability, producing a thoroughly enjoyable book which will appeal to scholars and lay readers alike. Theology Beautiful and inspiring book Lancet This history of its origins, creation and impact offers an expert guide to the most influential book in the English language. Independent This is not just a book for theologians but for students of language too. The Tribune Beautifully crafted book. New Statesman A fascinating read. Church of England Newspaper
    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