400 years of the King James Bible

In the year 1611 the King James Bible was published, thought to be on the 2nd of May of that year.  Thus today is the 400th anniversary of that great book, which shaped English language and literature, and became possibly the world’s best loved Bible translation.

Many events are being held in the UK to celebrate the King James Bible version, as well as new television documentaries and films being aired, and books written about the history behind the Bible and the events that led up to the publication of that particular version.

Is any other book so well known, so enduring and so familiar?  You may not think you know much about the King James Bible, and you may think of it as very old-fashioned, but if you have ever used any of these phrases:

  • Pride goes before a fall
  • Eat, drink and be merry
  • A little bird told me
  • Can a leopard change his spots?

…then you have been influenced by the King James Bible, as this is where they originate.

Have a look at KJV400.co.uk if you are interested in finding out more about the Bible, in particular the King James Bible, and other resources that are available on this subject.




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