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Published: 15 October 2011

368 Pages | 37 b/w illus.

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199693016

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The Story of the King James Version

Gordon Campbell

  • Marking the 400th anniversary of the King James Version, this accessible yet authoritative history, explains why and how the Authorised Version came into being
  • Brings to life the controversies surrounding later revisions, helping the reader to understand why and when new editions were issued
  • Investigates the varied reception of the King James Version across the world, particularly looking at its enduring popularity in America
  • Lavishly illustrated with reproductions from early editions of the King James Bible and portraits of key players in its history
  • Appendices contain short biographies of the translators and a guide to the 74 page preliminaries of the 1611 edition