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The King James Bible : a short history from Tyndale to today, David Norton

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The King James Bible : a short history from Tyndale to today
Title
The King James Bible
Title remainder
a short history from Tyndale to today
Statement of responsibility
David Norton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "The most important book in English religion and culture, the King James Bible, began to be created at some unknown moment nearer three than two thousand years before 1604, the year in which James I, once king of Scotland, now also king of England, assembled the religious leaders of the land at Hampton Court and, seemingly by chance, ordered the making of a new translation of the Bible. That unknown original moment of creation came when the descendants of Abraham moved beyond telling to writing down their beliefs and the stories of their heritage. It was a crucial moment in civilisation. The ancient Hebrews began to be the people of the written word. Their writings became the collection of books we know as the Old Testament. It enshrined their knowledge of themselves and of their relationship to their God. Without it they might not have survived as a people, and without it the Christian world -- perhaps also the Islamic world -- would have been something unimaginably different from what it is. The word of God was all in all to the religious Jews. In the beginning God talked with Adam and Eve as a lord to his tenants, person to person, then to Moses 'face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend' (Exod. 33:11). The intimacy might have declined and, by the timeofthe young Samuel, the wordofthe Lord had become 'precious' (1 Sam. 3:1), that is, both rare and valuable. God still spoke through his prophets, and they could say, 'thus saith the Lord'. But for ordinary people he spoke most surely in the words of the book. These words came to be guarded as the greatest treasure, for God and the word were the same thing: 'the Word was God' (John 1:1)"--
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Norton, David
Dewey number
220.5/203
Index
index present
LC call number
BS186
LC item number
.N66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The King James Bible : a short history from Tyndale to today, David Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Predecessors: Originals and texts; The first draft: William Tyndale; Revision, completion of the first draft, and more revision: Myles Coverdale; The first 'authorised' version: the Great Bible; Geneva, the people's Bible; The second 'authorised' version, the Bishop's Bible; The Rheims New Testament -- Drafting the King James Bible: Joseph and Mary; The Fall -- 'I was a translator': 'Certain learned men'; A translator's library; Scholar and notemaker -- Working on the King James Bible: Setting up; Chronology; Manuscript work and notes -- 1611: the first edition: The Holy Scriptures and 'the translators to the reader'; New and familiar; Typographical errors -- Printing, editing and the development of a standard text: What to call the new Bible; The only Bible in England; Printing through to 1800; Some later developments -- Reputation and future
Control code
ocn656771922
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521851497
Lccn
2010041513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o656771922
  • (OCoLC)656771922
Label
The King James Bible : a short history from Tyndale to today, David Norton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Predecessors: Originals and texts; The first draft: William Tyndale; Revision, completion of the first draft, and more revision: Myles Coverdale; The first 'authorised' version: the Great Bible; Geneva, the people's Bible; The second 'authorised' version, the Bishop's Bible; The Rheims New Testament -- Drafting the King James Bible: Joseph and Mary; The Fall -- 'I was a translator': 'Certain learned men'; A translator's library; Scholar and notemaker -- Working on the King James Bible: Setting up; Chronology; Manuscript work and notes -- 1611: the first edition: The Holy Scriptures and 'the translators to the reader'; New and familiar; Typographical errors -- Printing, editing and the development of a standard text: What to call the new Bible; The only Bible in England; Printing through to 1800; Some later developments -- Reputation and future
Control code
ocn656771922
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780521851497
Lccn
2010041513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o656771922
  • (OCoLC)656771922

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