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For nearly 400 years, the Authorized Version of the Bible?popularly known as the King James Version?has been beloved for its majestic phrasing and stately cadences. No other book has so profoundly influenced our language and our theology.
Over time, however, the text has suffered subtle and occasionally troublesome alterations. This attractive edition preserves the original 1611 edition. Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface (The Translators to the Reader), and other introductory material appear as they first did. The sole concession to modernity is a far more readable roman typeface set by nineteenth-century master printers. Elegantly bound with old-world quality craftsmanship, this is the perfect edition of the incomparable King James Version for study and for sheer enjoyment.
The only word-for-word facsimile of the original 1611 Authorized Version on the market
Handsome page design with clearer modern type and decorative initials is convenient to read and reference
The text is complete with the Apocrypha, plus the original preface and translators? notes. Alfred Pollard?s classic essay on pre-1611 English translations and the history of the Authorized Version is also included
Attractive binding in all editions?raised hubs, gilding (on leather-bound editions only), and one ribbon marker creates an heirloom-quality volumePublishers Description
400th Anniversary Edition
For 400 years, the Authorized Version of the Bible--popularly known as the King James Version--has been beloved for its majestic phrasing and stately cadences. No other book has so profoundly influenced our language and our theology. Over time, however, the text has suffered subtle and occasionally troublesome alterations. This edition preserves the original 1611 printing. Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface, and other introductory material appears as it first did. The sole concession to modernity is a far more readable roman typeface set by nineteenth-century master printers.
"A valuable and essential addition to every Bible library."
--John R. Kohlenberger III
- Original preface and translators' notes
- Alfred Pollard's classic essay on pre-1611 English translations and the history of the Authorized Version
- New essays on the enduring impact of the KJV and the Apocrypha
- Handsome page design with decorative initials
- Page-edge gilding and ribbon marker (genuine leather only)
- Clear type is convenient to read and reference
- Special logo on book spine and packaging commemorates the 400th Anniversary
- Includes the Apocrypha
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 5.58" Height: 1.42"
Weight: 1.88 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
Bible Binding: Hardcover
Point/Type Size: 8.00
Availability 119 units.
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|I completely recommend it. May 11, 2009|
|This 1611 Edition of the Bible is absolutely awesome. I don't have mine yet, but a friend of mine has one. I've just ordered mine and it should come in this week :D. Complete Masterpiece.|
|great collection Oct 14, 2008|
|Very nicely put together 1611. I was a bit hesitant to order it (I hesitated 3 times.) I ordered it anyway, and regardless of what you hear about the way the older Bibles are printed (xerox, photo copy, or whatever other methods). It looks wonderful. Great job. Get yours now.|
|An Exact Replica Sep 18, 2008|
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|A Masterpiece Revived Sep 9, 2008|
|I am honestly blown away by the lovely piece of history I hold in my hands when I open the 1611 KJV. It was a breakthrough for the English language and remains one of the most single influential works on our Anglo tongue. Anyone interested in English linguistics/history or Biblical studies, or anyone who wants to read the Word of God in a new and beautiful way should purchase this book. I believe it is one of, if not THE finest translation of the Greek/Hebrew texts.|
As with my other reviews, I rate this product on translation, aesthetics, durability, size, and price.
Translation: The 1611 King James is a very accurate translation. I do not know Hebrew so I cannot comment on the Old Testament, but I hear secondhand that it is a solid and reliable translation. I do know Greek and translate parts of the New Testament, and I can say with some authority that the KJV is very accurate. Rarely is it awkward and clunky - on the whole, it is elegant and beautiful, a pleasure to read.
Aesthetics: This is a beautiful book. It is a facsimile, so as far as I can tell, the editors left it unchanged, save for some introductions, glosses, etc. I believe the font is unchanged, but perhaps I'm mistaken. The non-standardized spelling has been retained and is sometimes awkward, but I became used to it rapidly, and so will anyone who reads Shakespeare or the 18th Century revision of the KJV. The layout of the pages is very attractive and the notes are incredibly helpful. The book is hardbound and on the whole, very attractive.
Durability: I purchased it three months ago and have been reading it steadily. No wear or damage can be noticed. Granted, I take unusual care with books, but if you don't abuse it (turn those pages gently!) it will last for you. Be gentle.
Size: This edition strikes an admirable compromise between a pocket and study Bible. It won't fit on your back pocket but neither is it the mammoth tome you see in Mass. It is a perfect casual reading size.
Price: Considering all the other factors, I'm amazed the price was under thirty dollars. I would have paid almost double that for this edition. Snap it up before it's too late! Given the price restriction, I can't think of anything the publishers could do to improve their work.
|Recommended Aug 20, 2008|
|I would recommend this particular bible for anyone looking for a 1611 edition KJV. The leather cover over hardback is nice and sturdy. The cost is very good for the quality. I am pleased with my copy.|
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