As I’ve noted before, this year makes the 400th anniversary of the King James Version Bible. Here is a helpful, and brief, history of the KJV from St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate in London.
In the video, the narrator answers the following questions:
- Was it the first translation in English?
- Was it King James’ idea?
- Who was the King James Version against? Was it…
- … anti-Protestant?
- … anti-Catholic?
- … anti-Calvinist?
- … anti-Puritan?
- Was it a fresh translation straight from the original languages?
- Was it the most popular Bible of its time?
At the end of the video, he shared a very interesting quote (considering the individual who said it):
“We are a Christian culture, we come from a Christian culture, and not to know (of) the King James Bible is to be, in some small way, barbarian.”