King James Version
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King James Version
King James Version An English translation of the Bible sponsored by James I of England (IV of Scotland; 1603–1625). Published in two separate editions in 1611. Contains the Old Testament, New Testament, and the 14 books of the Apocrypha.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
King James Version
King James Version. A title used, esp. in America, for the English translation of the Bible commonly known in England as the *Authorized Version (1611).
Authorized Version of the Bible
Authorized Version of the Bible. At the *Hampton Court Conference (1604) Dr John *Rainolds (or Reynolds, 1549–1607), the *Puritan President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, suggested that there should be a new translation of the Bible. R. *Bancroft, Bp. of London, having reluctantly concurred, *James
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Authorized Version
Authorized VersionAuthorized Version (av), an early seventeenth-century translation of the Bible into English, more commonly known as the King James Version (kjv). See also English Bible, The.
KjvKJV, the common abbreviation for the King James Version of the Bible. See English Bible, The.
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Bible, King James’s
Bible (King James’s).—Version of the Bible authorized by the Church of England. When King James I. (1603–1625) ascended the throne of England, an address was presented to his majesty by the clergy of Lincoln diocese, with the request to revise the English versions of the Bible. In consequence of this,
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King James Version
King James Version (1611). Named after the newly crowned Stuart king, *James I, who funded its production, the King James Version became a beloved English Bible soon after its publication in 1611. Motivated by a Puritan desire for an accurate text of Scripture, the Authorized Version, as it was also
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Authorized Version
Authorized Version. The English translation of the Bible commissioned by King James I of England and published in 1611. Colloquially it is known as the King James Version. It originally included the *Apocrypha.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KING JAMES VERSION, ARCHAIC TERMS. The King James Version (KJV) or Authorized Version remains the most influential and perhaps the most beloved English translation of the Bible (see VERSIONS, ENGLISH). Nevertheless, changes in English usage over the centuries since its publication have rendered some
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