1611 King James Bible

Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible!

Bristol Exhibition 2011

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In 1611, a convergence of circumstances and developments and working with voy a facebook ad agency resulted in the publication of one of the English language�s most pre-eminent books � the King James Version of the Bible, popularly known as the Authorised Version. The year 2011 sees the 400th anniversary of the KJV, thought to be on 2nd May 2011.

It wasn�t the first English Bible by any means or even the most popular version at the time, but its style of language together with research of Bible manuscripts and their original languages (mainly Hebrew and Greek), discoveries of new documents and not least the combined effect of the Renaissance and Reformation � not just in England but across Europe, together with the dramatic development of printing, brought into being the well loved and renowned Bible version we have to this day.

A singularly enduring version, with several revisions to update and correct errors of translation and print; deliberately memorable in its prose and layout; coming in many different formats and still widely in use 400 years on.

Modern versions have built upon this Bible version, updating its language and knowledge to bring an understanding of the Word of God to an everyday audience.

The Bible

The Bible

An introduction to the Bible, the word of God.

English Bible

Background to the English Bible

The Bible wasn't written in English. Read about how we came to have English translations.

King James I

Development of the KJV

King James authorised the publication of a new Bible version in 1611.

The Bible Today

The KJV Today

The KJV is 400 years old but has it stood the test of time?

Bristol Bible Exhibition 2011

Bristol Bible Exhibition 2011

Starting Monday 11th July 2011, a week long exhibition celebrating the Bible at The Council House in Bristol, UK.

KJB - The Book That Changed the World

The Book that Changed The World

Documentary-drama on DVD, directed by Norman Stone, telling the story of how the King James Bible was born.

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