Saturday, January 16, 2010


On today's date in 1604, at the Hampton Court Conference, John Rainolds presented to King James I the motion "...that there might bee a newe translation of the Bible." This motion was approved the following day by the attendees of the conference and the result was the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible in 1611. Read the whole story in Alister McGrath's account of the history of the Authorized Version in In the Beginning: the Story of the King James Bible and How it Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture.

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