Franklin Holy Bible King-James Version KJV-570A
Throughout the millennia, the Bible has passed through several hands and versions varied and were edited. At the dawn of the 17th century, King James set out to assemble all versions into a Bible for an acceptable Anglican text for Christians. Franklin presents an electronic version for all for simpler access, reading, and studying. A Keyboard is included for seeking and finding references.
The King James version of the Anglican Bible is the most respected version in current times, among American and British Christians. Written over 400 years ago, it revised several versions of the Bible.
Prince James VI of Scotland became King James I of England. The Protestant clergy approached the new King in 1604 and announced their desire for a new translation to replace the Bishop's Bible first printed in 1568. They knew that the Geneva Version had won the hearts of the people because of its excellent scholarship, accuracy, and exhaustive commentary. However, they did not want the controversial marginal notes (proclaiming the Pope an Anti-Christ, etc.) Essentially, the leaders of the church desired a Bible for the people, with scriptural references only for Word clarification or cross-references. This "translation to end all translations" (for a while at least) was the result of the combined effort of about fifty scholars.
They took into consideration: The Tyndale New Testament, The Coverdale Bible, The Matthews Bible, The Great Bible, The Geneva Bible, and even the Rheims New Testament. The great revision of the Bishop's Bible had begun. From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press. A typographical discrepancy in Ruth 3:15 rendered a pronoun "He" instead of "She" in that verse in some printings. This caused some of the 1611 First Editions to be known by collectors as "He" Bibles, and others as "She" Bibles. Starting just one year after the huge 1611 pulpit-size King James Bibles were printed and chained to every church pulpit in England; printing then began on the earliest normal-size printings of the King James Bible. These were produced so individuals could have their own Personal copy of the Bible.
Franklin KJV570A portable electronic King James Bible maintains all accepted text and makes it more easily accessible for reading, studying, and referencing. This portable also includes clock, calculator, organizer, and game features.
In 1982, the New King James Version" was published. The original intent was to keep the basic wording of the King James to appeal to King James Version loyalists, while only changing the most obscure words and the Elizabethan thee, thy, thou" pronouns.
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