A Biblical Draft

An open Bible.

An open Bible.Smithsonian reports that the earliest known draft of the King James Bible has been unearthed at the University of Cambridge by American scholar Jeffrey Alan Miller. “Forty-seven translators and scholars produced the King James Bible, which was first published in 1611. The project dates back to 1604, when King James I decided a new version could help consolidate political power, writes NPR‘s Barbara Bradley Hagartay. A popular Puritan bible had downplayed the divine right of kings — greatly offending James — and James manipulated different Christian sects until they agreed to produce a different translation.” This Old Aeon text, steadfastly declared the word of God by many Christians, was written by committee.

The Origins of the King James Bible.


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