Bible by Gordon Campbell
The Story of the King James Version 1611-2011

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This is a history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day.

Gordon Campbell, expert in Renaissance literatures, tells the fascinating and complex story of how this translation came to be commissioned, of who the translators were, and of how the translation was accomplished. The story does not end with the printing of that first edition, but introduces the subsequent generations who edited and interacted with the text. The present text of the King James Version differs in thousands of small details from the original edition. Campbell traces the textual
history from 1611 to the establishment of the modern text by Oxford University Press in 1769.

Attitudes to the King James Version have shifted through time and territory, ranging from adulation to deprecation and attracting the attention of a wide variety of adherents. It is more widely read in America today than in any other country, and its particular history in there is given due attention.

Generously illustrated with reproductions taken from early editions, this volume helps to explain the enduring popularity of the King James Version throughout the world today.
 

About Gordon Campbell

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Gordon Campbell lives with his wife, United States District Judge Tena Campbell, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he practices law with the firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
 
Published October 28, 2010 by OUP Oxford. 368 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Part way through this history of the King James Bible, Gordon Campbell turns his attention from the 17th century to our own age.

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Because these two books appear to be published in tandem by OUP, he .

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Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611–2011 & Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

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Reviewed by Sarah Jane PartonIn Erewhon Calling – Experimental Sound in New Zealand, editor Bruce Russell repeatedly states that the aim for this book was not to create a comprehensive survey of sound art and experimental music in New Zealand.

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