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Award-winning director Jerry Griffith doesn’t disappoint as he brings to life the fascinating history of this great work, along with its impact for us today. KJV: The Making of the King James Bible brings us right into the heart of the translation process through specific passage examples. While exploring the varying viewpoints of the different scholars, we get a firsthand look at the immense attention to detail they used. This presentation gives us a renewed appreciation for the sacred scriptures and their place in our homes and churches.
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Q: What is the running time on "The Making of the King James Bible" dvd
The running time of the dvd is approximately 46 minutes plus extras.
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Submitted: September 13, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a freelance filmmaker, having spent the last 20 years doing a broad range of projects, mostly in industrial and training video. This is the fourth, and in my opinion the best full length documentary I have written and produced.
What was your motivation behind this project? I want to connect Christain people with their heritage, and an understanding of what has gone into creating a version of The Bible that is so powerful it has moved and inspired people for 400 years.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A sense of the many ways The Bible impacts a our lives, not only in terms of faith and salvation, but also with regard to beauty and comfort.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I have gained a much deeper understanding of the power and beauty of the words of the KJV. And also realized how much more there is to learn. I've also come to believe that reading the Bible is like exercise: sometimes it's hard work, and that often means you are getting something out of it.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Ward Allen, a retired English professor at Auburn University explained a lot about reading by words instead of by eyefulls. As a filmmaker - well, of course Ken Burns is an inspiration as was PBS filmmaker Juan Williams.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I think the world needs more educational materials for Christians that acknowledge the intelligence and education of the faithful. I truly hope this work leaves the viewers more inspired and educated.