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This collection of essays on the subjects of King James, his Bible, and its
translators is the result of painstaking, original research, with an emphasis on
primary sources. Seven of these fifteen essays appear here for the first time.
Eight of them have appeared over the years in a variety of publications, and
most of these in two or more publications. Some of these have also appeared
online. They have all been revised in varying degrees for publication in this
collection of essays. Some have been completely rewritten. The first four relate
to the origin and translators of King James's Bible. The next three explore the
translators' finished product. Essays eight and nine deal with the nature of the
Authorized Version in the context of English Bible history. The last six essays
address certain issues that relate to the Authorized Version. These essays are
not a rephrasing or a retelling of what can readily be found in a standard work
on English Bible history. In fact, some of them are designed to correct the
errors and misconceptions that are unfortunately too prevalent in the material
written about the Authorized Version.