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 review of a video celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible: “The Book that Changed the World: The King James Bible.”  Photo: Lionsgate

    Film Review: "The Book that changed the World"

    A review of a video celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible: “The Book that Changed the World: The King James Bible.” Published 5:17 p.m. April 17, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Perhaps the most influential book in the English language has been found resting under the noses of the public for decades.

    An amazing 400-year-old book discovered in tiny church

    Perhaps the most influential book in the English language has been found resting under the noses of the public for decades. Published 6:03 p.m. April 9, 2011 - Comments

     
  • 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?

    The First Annotated English Bible

    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?

    The Bible’s royal sanction

    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

     
  • You may be surprised that the 1611 King James Bible included the Apocrypha books. Did you know who put the Catholic books in the Protestant Bible?

    Catholic 'Apocrypha' becomes Protestant

    You may be surprised that the 1611 King James Bible included the Apocrypha books. Did you know who put the Catholic books in the Protestant Bible? Published 4:38 p.m. March 15, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Men and women of faith owe a great debt to a great scholar who died as a great martyr.

    The man behind the plow

    Men and women of faith owe a great debt to a great scholar who died as a great martyr. Published 7:11 p.m. March 5, 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?

    A humble scholar and the Bible in English

    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

     
  • How can a 17th century book continue to be a best seller?  Should we continue to embrace it, or let the flames of time consume it?

    The first English Bible (2)

    How can a 17th century book continue to be a best seller? Should we continue to embrace it, or let the flames of time consume it? Published 1:48 p.m. February 16, 2011 - Comments

     
  • In 2011 we celebrate the 400th anniversary of this historic biblical translation.

    The King James Bible: 400-year-old bestseller

    In 2011 we celebrate the 400th anniversary of this historic biblical translation. Published 3:17 p.m. February 3, 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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