Lecture 1: The Prehistory of the King James Bible
Topics: King James and the throne of England, the Church of England, the Hampton Court Conference, the Reformation, the Hebrew Bible, Erasmus of Rotterdam, the editions of the Greek New Testament, William Tyndale, Tyndale NT, Myles Coverdale, Coverdale Bible, Matthew Bible, Great Bible, Whittingham NT, Geneva Bible.
Facsimile editions and copies on display: Tyndale Cologne fragment 1525, Tyndale NT 1526, Tyndale NT 1534, Tyndale OT 1530-1534, Coverdale Bible 1535, Matthew Bible 1537, Great Bible 1539, Whittingham NT 1557, Geneva Bible 1560, assorted replica pages.
Lecture 2: The Bishops' Bible and its Relationship to the King James Bible
Topics: Bishops' Bible, Manuscript 98, the Bodleian Bishops' Bible, Samuel Ward and his notebook, John Wycliffe, Wycliffe Bible, Taverner Bible, Coverdale Diglot NT, Rheims NT, William Fulke and his Confutation of the Rheims NT, Douay OT, the Bishops' and King James Bibles compared.
Facsimile editions and copies on display: Bishops' Bible 1568, Bishops' Bible 1602, the Bodleian Bishops' Bible, Manuscript 98, Wycliffe Bible 1382 & 1388, Coverdale Diglot NT 1538, Taverner Bible 1539, Rheims NT 1582, Douay OT 1609-1610.
Lecture 3: The King James 1611 Bible and Its Editions
Topics: the KJB translators, translation companies, KJB translators' rules, the translators at work, John Bois and his notes, the 1611 Bible title page and preliminary material, the Synod of Dort, first biography of KJB translators, King's printer editions of KJV, Cambridge KJV editions, Oxford KJV editions.
Facsimile editions and copies on display: Authorized Version 1611; Cambridge KJV 1629, 1638, 1762, 1909; Oxford KJV 1769, 1833; manuscripts listing the KJB translators; manuscripts listing the KJB translators' rules; the John Bois notes; 1611 replica pages, 1611 actual page.