World’s Best-Selling Book

2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the famous King James version of the Bible. It is woven into the fabric of modern America’s language and faith communities. Did you ever wonder why there are so many Bible translations in English? They don’t exist in other language groups or in the Moslem faith. How could a 400-year book have such an impact on modern American faith?

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  • A posthumous confession leads to the discovery of hundreds of rare and important books, stolen from a palace library, in a London attic. Photo: Daniel Scalberg, Hampton Court Palace

    The Lambeth Palace heist

    A posthumous confession leads to the discovery of hundreds of rare and important books, stolen from a palace library, in a London attic. Published 2:29 p.m. May 26, 2013 - Comments

     
  • The greatest human tragedy became humanity's greatest victory.

    The Bible: Easter's triumph

    The greatest human tragedy became humanity's greatest victory. Published 11:20 p.m. March 30, 2013 - Comments

     
  • Jesus stands before his judges.

    The Bible: Jesus' religious trial

    Jesus stands before his judges. Published 8:48 p.m. March 23, 2013 - Comments

     
  • The Ten Commandments specifically command observance of the Sabbath (Saturday), so why worship on any other day?

    Why do Christians worship on Sunday?

    The Ten Commandments specifically command observance of the Sabbath (Saturday), so why worship on any other day? Published 4:52 p.m. November 10, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Moslems view the Arabic Koran as their authority, Jews the Hebrew Bible, Catholics the Latin Vulgate, and Protestants the Greek and Hebrew writings.

    What is the basis for religious authority?

    Moslems view the Arabic Koran as their authority, Jews the Hebrew Bible, Catholics the Latin Vulgate, and Protestants the Greek and Hebrew writings. Published 9:13 p.m. November 1, 2012 - Comments

     
  • What is so fascinating about doodling in books?

    Doodling in Bible a study

    What is so fascinating about doodling in books? Published 4:59 p.m. October 15, 2012 - Comments

     
  • How many times must God's name be mentioned in a political platform to earn that Party His vote?

    Is God a Democrat or a Republican?

    How many times must God's name be mentioned in a political platform to earn that Party His vote? Published 12:21 p.m. September 15, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Why is the King James Bible still so revered?

    God's word in the King's English

    Why is the King James Bible still so revered? Published 8:26 p.m. August 28, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Can we trust modern translations of the Bible?

    The English of the King James Bible

    Can we trust modern translations of the Bible? Published 10:38 a.m. August 14, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Does a 1613 King James Bible support a supposedly fictional account of the Northamptonshire witch trial?

    A skinned Bible tells a story of witches

    Does a 1613 King James Bible support a supposedly fictional account of the Northamptonshire witch trial? Published 7:59 p.m. August 4, 2012 - Comments

     
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Donald L. Brake, Sr.

Donald L. Brake, Sr.

Donald L. Brake, Ph.D., is Dean Emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, past president of Jerusalem University College, Israel; author of A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of The World’s Bestselling Book; Baker Books, 2008 ...

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Donald L. Brake, Ph.D., is Dean Emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, past president of Jerusalem University College, Israel; author of A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of The World’s Bestselling Book; Baker Books, 2008 (a 2009 ECPA Christian Book Award finalist), A Visual History of the King James Bible: The Dramatic Tale of the World’s Best-Known Translation, Baker Books, 2011, A Royal Monument of English Literature: The King James Bible 1611, Credo House Publishers, 2011; and antiquarian collector with his extensive collection of rare and significant Bibles and artifacts currently at the Dunham Bible Museum, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas.

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