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Why Does the Legacy of the King James Bible Still Endure?

Apr 4, 2019 |

In 1604, King James I commissioned a new version of the Bible, translated from the original Hebrew and Greek texts by the leading scholars of the day, for the English-speaking world. The impact of that decision—and of the monumental work that it produced—is incalculable.   A wide array of famous people have testified to the ...

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Has the King James Bible Been Revised?

The first printing of the King James Bible in 1611 was done with great care and attention to detail. Subsequent printings, on the other hand, were not always guided by the same lofty standards. As a result, printing errors began to make their way into the text. As those errors multiplied, scholars determined that something ...

How Did the King James Bible Impact the World?

The King James Bible had an almost immediate impact on seventeenth-century England. In many churches and homes, the King James Version replaced existing versions of Scripture, including the Geneva Bible and the Bishops’ Bible. So from 1611 on, people who were literate likely grew up reading its words in their homes and in their churches. ...

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How Did Forty-Seven Scholars Create a Biblical Masterpiece?

In 1604, King James I of England invited bitter religious rivals to a conference at Hampton Court. The Puritans who attended the conference hoped to persuade the king to support their Geneva Bible instead of the Bishops’ Bible used by the Church of England. Their hopes were quickly dashed.   King James commissioned a new ...

How Did We Get the King James Bible?

Apr 4, 2019 |

To understand why the King James Bible was commissioned, we need to survey the Christian landscape of England at the turn of the seventeenth century.   Three different groups were jockeying for dominance at that time: the Catholic Church, the Church of England, and the Protestants. The Catholic Church had enjoyed a brief renaissance under ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Romans?

All critical schools agree on the Pauline authorship of this foundational book. The vocabulary, style, logic, and theological development are consistent with Paul’s other epistles. Paul dictated this letter to a secretary named Tertius (Romans 16:22[NKJV]), who was allowed to add his own greeting. Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to ...

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Why Purchase a Premium Bible?

Apr 4, 2019 |

In today’s Bible publishing market there are Bibles in many price ranges from $5 to over $150. These Bibles are not the same. Those in the higher-end price range are known as premium Bibles. What makes a premium Bible? Simply stated, a premium Bible is of higher quality design, materials, and construction. Premium Bibles have ...

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Take Up the Full Armor of God

Dr. John MacArthur’s new book, One Faithful Life, is a harmony of the Apostle Paul’s message and life, weaving together his letters, the book of Acts, and important background information from the Gospels into a seamless narrative. Enjoy this brief excerpt from the study of Ephesians. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and ...

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Why Do Some Bibles Look Different on the Inside?

One thing you’ll notice when looking at Bibles is that some look different on the inside. There are various formats for designing a Bible. Each format, including the number of columns, paragraphing, and even cross-reference location, has its advantages. In this article, we’ll look at distinct Bible formats and see the advantages of each. What ...

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Why Is Bible Paper Important?

Paper is one of the most important features of a Bible. Legibility and usability are affected by the type of paper the text is printed on. Place the best tools and layout on paper that isn’t optimal and they can be difficult to use. This is why a lot of effort goes into choosing the ...