King James Version

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Versions of
King James Version
by Richard Bancroft (chief overseer) et al.

The King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV) or King James Bible (KJB), is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England that began in 1604 and was completed in 1611. [...] The translation was done by 47 scholars, all of whom were members of the Church of England. [...] With the development of stereotype printing at the beginning of the 19th century, this version of the Bible became the most widely printed book in history, almost all such printings presenting the standard text of 1769 extensively re-edited by Benjamin Blayney at Oxford; and nearly always omitting the books of the Apocrypha. Today the unqualified title 'King James Version' commonly identifies this Oxford standard text.

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Frontispiece to the King James Bible, 1611.

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