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The Gospels

Authorized King James Version

Edited by W.R. Owens

March 2011

ISBN: 9780199541171

352 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

This unique edition of the Gospels presents the Authorized King James text in modernized spelling with invaluable Introduction and Notes, which provide historical and critical context, highlighting how each Gospel offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus.

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This unique edition of the Gospels presents the Authorized King James text in modernized spelling with invaluable Introduction and Notes, which provide historical and critical context, highlighting how each Gospel offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus.

  • A unique edition of the Gospels, in the Authorized King James version, that provides the reader with all the information they could need to appreciate the theological importance and literary and cultural significance of these great writings.
  • Modernized spelling text, laid out in paragraphs for ease of reading, with verse indicators.
  • Invaluable Introduction provides discussion on matters of composition, authorship, and genre; accounts of each of the Gospels, highlighting their characteristics and differences; and the importance of the 1611 translation and its influence.
  • Full Explanatory Notes clarify obscurities and allusions, ranging from aspects of life in first-century Palestine to seventeenth-century phraseology.
  • Glossaries of Words and Terms, Persons, and Places.
  • Chronology of the life of Jesus alongside historical events.
  • Map of Palestine in the time of Jesus.

About the Author(s)

Edited by W.R. Owens, Professor of English Literature, Open University

Reviews

"This is a very welcome edition ... a readable, succinct account of the significance and origin of the Gospels" - David Norton, Expository Times

"A superb edition of perhaps the four most influential narratives ever written." - Independent on Sunday