The Legacy of the King James Bible

The Legacy of the King James Bible

Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation

Book - 2011
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Originally published in 1611, the King James Bible (KJB) remains the most recognizable piece of literature in the English-speaking world today. For over three centuries, it served as the standard English Bible and has, as such, exerted unparalleled influence on English and American culture in nearly every sphere -- including education, law, literature, government, art, science, and religion. The Legacy of the King James Bible honors the 400th anniversary of the KJB's publication by telling its story -- a drama that starts with the pioneering work of William Tyndale and progresses through half a dozen other popular translations. Leland Ryken, an expert on the Bible as literature, explores the excellence of the King James Bible by examining its status as the climax of a century of English Bible translations, its impression on the subsequent history of Bible translation, its inherent literary excellence, and its overall impact on English and American literature and culture. The Legacy of the King James Bible will shed new light on the depth of the translation's merit and influence and offer insight as to what its role may be in the next 400 years. - Publisher.
Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9781433513886
1433513889
9781433513893
1433513897
9781433513909
1433513900
9781433524516
1433524511
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 22 cm.

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