Gods Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible by Adam NicolsonA network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the translation was made at the moment Englishness, specifically the English language itself, had come into its first passionate maturity. The English of Jacobean England has a more encompassing idea of its own scope than any form of the language before or since. It drips with potency and sensitivity. The age, with all its conflicts, explains the book.
This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
The True History Behind the King James Bible
Then there was Charles I, the first European king who was executed by his own subjects. But in between these two very controversial and well-known monarchs, there was James Stuart, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland. But what was this legacy, you might ask? Read these facts and get a better idea. He had been ruling Scotland for thirty-seven years before he ever became King of England.
But, the truth is that the defenders of the King James are often far more educated on this subject then their critics. Many books have been published on the issue.
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42. The Beginning
This article and series was first published on John C. You can click here for the original and more great content. Click here for part 1. Click here for part 2. In fact, you might find King James in many Black homes. Pick up King James and you might find pieces of paper in him with significant dates, birth announcements, and other family milestones. Today, the King James Version of the Bible reigns over all other translations and is still is the most popular Bible sold.