It's been 400 years since the King James Version of the Bible was first published and thus became the most influential book in the English language. In A Visual History of the King James Bible, Donald Brake brings to life the fascinating story of the Authorized Version, how it came together and its continued proliferation throughout the English-speaking world. Using over 90 Illustrations, as well as insightful photos, charts and sidebars, Brake invites readers to explore the KJV's mysterious beginnings, the men who translated it and the manuscripts they used, the significant people and places that influenced its production, and even William Shakespeare's involvement in it. In an era when numerous translations of the Bible abound, discover what has made the King James Version an enduring legacy for 400 years.
For 400 years the King James Version of the Holy Bible has been the most influential book to be published in the English language. Now Bible collector and expert Donald L. Brake brings to life the fascinating story of its creation and proliferation throughout the English-speaking world. With beautiful and informative photos, illustrations, charts, and sidebars, Brake invites readers to explore the KJV's mysterious beginnings, the men who translated it, the manuscripts upon which that translation was based, the important people and places that influenced its production, and even Shakespeare's involvement
In an age where a new translation of the Bible seems to come about every few years, discover what has made the King James Version endure for four centuries.
Donald L. Brake (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is vice president and dean emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. An avid collector of rare Bibles and manuscripts for more than 30 years, he amassed one of the most complete private collections of rare English Bibles and Greek New Testaments in America, which are now in the Dunham Bible Museum at the Houston Baptist University. He is a former pastor and the author of A Visual History of the English Bible. Brake lives in Washington.
Shelly Beach is the award-winning author of five books. She was on the writing team for The NIV Stewardship Study Bible and was a contributor to Holy Bible: Mosaic. She is a cofounder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer's Workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Breathe Christian Writer's Workshop in Grand Haven, Michigan. Shelly and her husband, Dan, live in Michigan.
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