The Enduring Significance of the King James Version

David G. Burke

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2011

Issue: Bible Translation (Vol. 31, No 3, Summer, 2011)

That the King James Version of the Bible became an English literary masterpiece, as well as a well-crafted translation treasured by the churches, was more than the translators intended. They had aimed for the latter and would have been surprised by the former development, had they lived long enough.

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