I ordered this King James 1611 Bible 400th Anniversary because is was being advertised as being a facsimilie and just like the originial 1611 King James Bible - It is not!! I have seen the original and have facsimilies of the 1611 Bible and the print is all wrong, it is missing drawings and other items in the orginial. It does not have the correct Title Page, Cover Page, Geneology pages, and it is not a facsimilie. (if you see the Matthew Bible 1537 the style and type of writing should be closer to it than what is in this Bible). If you are wanting a real facsimilie of the 1611 King James Bible and how it originially looked - this is not it. This is more along the line of the 1833 reprinting of the King James Bible.
This Bible feels very historical by the fonts throughout the pages. I like the fact that it contained the Apocrypha, such as it did when it was first published. The book is near personal size and the letters are somewhat small so if you have difficulty reading, this might prove challenging for you. However, overall I am quite happy with my purchase and will enjoy reading and studying the Word of G-d as it was written during the early modern period.
I received my copy only 4 days after ordering! I am extremely impressed with this Bible! It is very satisfying to know that there is a genuine interest in preserving this sacred,& cherished milestone in human history! Many people need this in their lives each & every day these days.I will enjoy very greatly,& with all gratitude to God,reading this very sacred book every day.It is very well bound & sturdy,able to endure for years to come,& is very pleasant to look at.It just makes you want to absorb yourself within the pages of it's majestic beauty! My deepest gratitude to CBD for having such a wonderful product available for a reasonable price.I have enjoyed the majestic literary beauty of the 'King James' Bible since I was a young boy,& was able to understand it naturally,without any difficulty.It is sad to see that these days so very many "New" translations have appeared that simply can NEVER compare to the majesty,or timeless beauty of the KJV!! & most of them are very tampered with as well!!! I have done extensive research on this matter,& it is alarming to say the least! My sincere,& deepest plea to all people everywhere is to stay grounded in the only reliable & trustworthy translation we have,which IS the KJV! "If it aint broke,then don't fix it"!! They got it right in 1611.They never needed to attempt to render it a thousand different ways since then! This product I will cherish! I say to all that I highly recommend it to all my fellow KJV lovers out there if you would like to have a faithful replica of the original.The day may come when you may never be able to aquire this translation again,the way things seem to be going these days! I have my collection,& now this edition has become my "Crown Jewel"of all my KJV's.May God bless,& use this product for his eternal glory,Amen.
I have wanted an original copy of the 1611 edition of the King James Bible with all of the original words, spellings, font, and layout, which this edition does. The many changes, especially in spelling, between a recently printed King James Bible and the 1611 edition shows how much language changes over time even when the text is the same. Thank God for the work of editors for the thousands of detailed changes they make to keep the text consistent with modern English!
Historic facsimile edition best experience of 1611
August 3, 2012
Johnson City, TN
This historic and accessible facsimile edition of the King James commissioned 1611 translation of the Holy Bible is an amazing way to experience one of the most definitive early English editions. It comes complete with the Apocrypha and an introductory essay about the importance of the 1611 edition. I prefer the Old English, it feels more historic; and the artistic nature of the lettering and overall layout (as well as the cover art for both the Old and New Testaments) give this edition a very elegant feel.