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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 a strict
emphasis on primary sources. Fifteen of these twenty-seven essays appeared in
the first edition of this book. All but two have been revised for publication in
this new edition. Seven of the twelve new essays appear here for the first time.
The other five have been previously published, but four of them have likewise
been revised for publication here.
The first four essays relate to the origin of King Jamesís Bible. Essays
five through ten relate to the translators and their work. Essays eleven through
fifteen explore the translatorsí finished product. Essays sixteen through
nineteen deal with the nature of the Authorized Version in the context of
English Bible history. Essays twenty through twenty-six address certain issues
that relate to the Authorized Version. The last essay provides an overview of
the King James Bible that was specifically written to commemorate its 400th
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.
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