Happy Birthday to the King James Bible

Elizabeth Camden The Book World Leave a Comment

One of the greatest books in the English language turns 400 this year.  The translation was the work of 47 scholars, who labored for seven years on the project.  First printed in 1611, buyers could opt for loose-leaf pages for ten shillings, or a bound copy for twelve.

In celebration of the famous Bible, the Museum of Biblical Art  is hosting an exhibition that explores the historic context of the King James, an examination of its predecessors, and over fifty bibles of historical interest.  I have heard great reviews of the show. 

If you are in New York City, the exhibit runs through October 16, 2011.



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