KJV: Shape of my life

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series KJV 400th Anniversary

I no longer have my first Bible. I’m not sure what happened to it, but it was one of those KJV gift and award Bibles (I probably won it in a Sunday School contest) and I think it took a fair beating. On my ninth birthday, I received my first proper Bible. It was a […]

KJV: Literary masterpiece

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series KJV 400th Anniversary

It is no presumption to elevate the King James Version to the level of masterpiece.1 Indeed, the voices raised in praise of the King James Version during this 400th anniversary celebration are myriad (BBC, NPR, More NPR, Buckingham Palace, major newspapers around the world, etc.). The KJV, along with the works of William Shakespeare, has […]

KJV: Still translating

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series KJV 400th Anniversary

When it comes to the translation of Scripture, the King James Version set an ideal that every literal translation since has sought to emulate. Still, in order to have an accurate understanding of history, the KJV must be viewed within the broader context of English translation of Scripture. The translators of the KJV say it […]

KJV: No honour in error

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series KJV 400th Anniversary

Over the last several weeks I’ve published three posts celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version. KJV: Shape of my life KJV: Literary masterpiece KJV: Still translating These posts express my genuine respect for this monumental translation. I have experienced great joy in writing them. I could have written many […]