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The King James Bible: A Short History From Tyndale to Today

Paperback|Jan 2011
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The King James Bible was the result of an extraordinary effort over nearly a century to make many good English translations and turn them into what the translators called 'one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against'. David...


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The King James Bible was the result of an extraordinary effort over nearly a century to make many good English translations and turn them into what the translators called 'one principal good one, not justly to be excepted against'. David Norton traces the work of Tyndale and his successors, analysing the translation and revisions of two representative passages. His fascinating new account follows in detail the creation of the KJB, including attention to the translators' manuscript work. He also examines previously unknown evidence such as the diary of John Bois, the only man who made notes on the translation. At the centre of the book is a thorough discussion of the first edition. The latter part of the book traces the printing and textual history of the KJB and provides a concise account of its changing scholarly and literary reputations.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 316311
  • Product Code 9780521616881
  • ISBN 0521616883
  • EAN 9780521616881
  • Pages 232
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jan 2011
  • Sales Rank 53077
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 11mm
  • Weight 0.324kg

David Norton

David Norton, associate professor of English at New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington, is the author of "A History of the Bible as Literature" and "A Textual History of the King James Bible."

  • List Of Illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Predecessors; 2. Drafting The King James Bible; 3. 'i Was A Translator'; 4. Working On The King James Bible; 5. 1611: The First Edition; 6. Printing, Editing And The Development Of A Standard Text; 7. Reputation And Future.

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