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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 provided and in line with huge scholarly examine, this obtainable quantity strains the interesting heritage of the approved model of the King James Bible from its earliest predecessors via its amazing effect at the church, literature, and wider society in the course of the English talking world. In 1604, the hot King James I convened a gathering at Hampton courtroom to handle the matter of the Puritans. the advice, one in all exceptional political and non secular value, used to be for the authorization of a brand new translation of the Bible, person who will be obtainable to the typical humans, and person who will be put in each Church in his realm. inside of 3 years a workforce of forty seven students on six committees had all started paintings in Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminster, and the fruit in their labors—the licensed Version—was released in 1611.

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