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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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  • After two thousand years, the Holy Land is on the verge of major political changes. It always has been. Photo: Associated Press

    The Arab-Israeli conflict heats up, again

    After two thousand years, the Holy Land is on the verge of major political changes. It always has been. Published 4:36 p.m. September 24, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Journey with me through the

    The Bible and the life of Jesus in the Holy Land

    Journey with me through the "Holy Land" and enter into this fascinating world of desert and cool breezes, where living water can still quench your thirst and lift your weariness. Published 8:40 p.m. September 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The infamous gunpowder plot was England’s 17th century version of American’s terror attack on September 11, 2001.

    The Bible traslators face the terror of Englands "9/11"

    The infamous gunpowder plot was England’s 17th century version of American’s terror attack on September 11, 2001. Published 11:50 a.m. September 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Book publishers know a new translation on the market means an increase in sales. Does that justify a multiplication of new Bibles?

    The big business of Bible translation today

    Book publishers know a new translation on the market means an increase in sales. Does that justify a multiplication of new Bibles? Published 5:14 p.m. September 7, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The Bible is an enduring tool of salvation; it might also have been a tool of war.

    The Bible as a weapon of war

    The Bible is an enduring tool of salvation; it might also have been a tool of war. Published 8:58 p.m. August 29, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The “Bible of the Revolution” received full congregational support as the first and only Bible ever to have such approval.

    The Bible of the American Revolution

    The “Bible of the Revolution” received full congregational support as the first and only Bible ever to have such approval. Published 11:58 p.m. August 20, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Should we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25? Or are we just trying to break up a dreary season?

    The King James Bible's Christmas season

    Should we celebrate Jesus’ birth on December 25? Or are we just trying to break up a dreary season? Published 9:07 p.m. August 12, 2011 - Comments

     
  • In anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the 1611 KJB, the author conducted a worldwide search to find and catalog every known copy. The results will rewrite its history.

    The 1611 first edition King James Bible after 400 years

    In anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the 1611 KJB, the author conducted a worldwide search to find and catalog every known copy. The results will rewrite its history. Published 10:41 p.m. July 28, 2011 - Comments

     
  • When in Sudan on missionary work , I was fascinated to discover that the New Testament in the Murle language, the local dialect in the area, was a translation of the English King James Bible.

    The King James Bible in the new Republic of South Sudan

    When in Sudan on missionary work , I was fascinated to discover that the New Testament in the Murle language, the local dialect in the area, was a translation of the English King James Bible. Published 11:46 a.m. July 24, 2011 - Comments

     
  • It would seem unlikely that a man who wrote Romeo and Juliet, and Othello would be ignored by the translation committee to participate in the translation of the King’s Bible.

    William Shakespeare: His role as a King James Bible translator

    It would seem unlikely that a man who wrote Romeo and Juliet, and Othello would be ignored by the translation committee to participate in the translation of the King’s Bible. Published 5:05 p.m. July 16, 2011 - 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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