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Bible: The Story of the King James Version

Bible: The Story of the King James Version (Paperback)

By Campbell, Gordon

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This 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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ISBN 9780199693016
Released NZ 11 Aug 2011
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199693016
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 11 Aug 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Campbell, Gordon
Category Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
History Of Religion
Protestantism & Protestant Churches
The Bible
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 220.52038
Weight 384g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Christianity: Bibles & Liturgy
ONIX Text General/trade