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?
Bible scholars who had finally received royal approval for an English Bible flee their beloved England for Europe? Was the Bible to become a “forbidden” book again? Published 7:45 p.m. April 2, 2011 - Comments
In 1408 an English Bible was a forbidden book. In 1537 the Bible was fully authorized and by 1539 ordered to be placed in every Church—75 years before KJV. What happened? Published 8:59 p.m. March 22, 2011 - Comments
Did you know that the first English Bible was a translation from the Latin Vulgate following Latin word order, or that the translator’s bones were posthumously burned? Published 4:17 p.m. February 23, 2011 - Comments
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 ...Read More
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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.