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October 27, 2011

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible, also known as the King James Version or the Authorized Version. Six teams of scholars labored to produce the translation from 1604 to 1611 under the auspices of King James I of England.

American scholar John Livingston Lowes called the translation the “noblest monument of English prose” for the tremendous influence it exerted on English literary style from the seventeenth century onward.

The Society holds two early folio editions of the 1611 King James Bible, also known as the “He...

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