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By Derek Wilson

The tale of 1 of the main influential, provocative, formidable tasks of its day—the translation of the Bible into English


Beautifully awarded and according to large scholarly learn, this available quantity lines the attention-grabbing historical past of the licensed model of the King James Bible from its earliest predecessors via its outstanding impression at the church, literature, and wider society during the English conversing world. In 1604, the hot King James I convened a gathering at Hampton court docket to handle the matter of the Puritans. the advice, one in all extraordinary political and non secular value, was once for the authorization of a brand new translation of the Bible, person who will be available to the typical humans, and one who will be put in each Church in his realm. inside of 3 years a workforce of forty seven students on six committees had began paintings in Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminster, and the fruit in their labors—the licensed Version—was released in 1611.

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