1611 King James Text Bible: KJV

1611 King James Text Bible: KJV

by Hendrickson Bibles (Compiler)

Hardcover(Classic Leather)

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400th Anniversary Edition

For 400 years, the Authorized Version of the Bible—popularly known as the King James Version—has been beloved for its majestic phrasing and stately cadences. No other book has so profoundly influenced our language and our theology. Over time, however, the text has suffered subtle and occasionally troublesome alterations. This edition preserves the original 1611 printing. Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface, and other introductory material appears as it first did. The sole concession to modernity is a far more readable roman typeface set by nineteenth-century master printers.

“A valuable and essential addition to every Bible library.”
—John R. Kohlenberger III

• Original preface and translators’ notes
• Alfred Pollard's classic essay on pre-1611 English translations and the history of the Authorized Version
• New essays on the enduring impact of the KJV and the Apocrypha
• Handsome page design with decorative initials
• Page-edge gilding and ribbon marker (genuine leather only)
• Clear type is convenient to read and reference
• Special logo on book spine and packaging commemorates the 400th Anniversary
• Includes the Apocrypha

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565631601
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Edition description: Classic Leather
Pages: 1536
Sales rank: 18,632
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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1611 King James Text Bible: KJV 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there was a higher score I would give it. No English document in history has had an impact comparable to this work in any of three key areas Literature, History, or Spiritual. Yet I have the privilege ¿ and others like me ¿ to hold in my hands a copy of one of the earliest issues of this great book. I don¿t have to go to a University Library or some ancient Monastery and gaze at it through glass. Nor do I have to mortgage my home for the purchase price, though even that would undervalue this book. It wants a better poet than me to find language for the value of this document. It probably requires someone who has risked his or her life to own a Bible to begin to comprehend its true worth. Of special interest to historians as well as theologians is the lengthy and detailed section on English Translations that predate the 1611 King James Bible. The Calendars are also a fascinating resource. With clear, easy-reading type (very much a surprise to me) yet the authentic spelling, sentence structure, organization and footnotes, this volume makes all that wealth readily accessible. I don¿t use my copy as much as other Bibles I own, for the Old English makes for a challenging read. Yet if I was forced to choose one Bible only, the pull of this one would be intense. A treasure by any measure I can evaluate it against.
DrWSB More than 1 year ago
This 400 year commemorative issue of the King James 1611 is elegantly produced,and even includes accurate alphabetic character usage of the day. It is replete with interesting artwork, indexing of Biblical personages, such as Melchizedek, and chapter references in Roman Numerals at the top of each page. Most importantly, it includes the Apocryphal Books at the end of the Old Testament as a transition to New Testament writings. Materials used for this Bible are of very high quality, the size is " Just Right". - Dr. Wayne S. Baxley
sumer1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hey, it's the Bible.
brennaloya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good resource for those who study the history of the Bible, particularly the history of the English translations. Much of the language is of course very antiquated, made even more so because the original translators kept a great deal of the syntax and spelling from the Bishop's Bible, setting it back another fifty years or so.This is the Bible that I use, and I highly recommend it. It has a great deal of very complicated and controversial history behind it, and because of its fascinating origins, it's in my opinion one of the most notable versions to study.
temsmail on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When people tell me that they only use the KJV, I am prone to tell them that the KJV Bible they are reading is not the KJV that was issued in 1611, and that if they had to use the 1611 edition, they would not be able to understand it. Until I looked into this volume, I was not aware that the publisher had included study helps and cross-references as a standard feature of the AV Bible submitted to King James for his consideration.
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