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The Making of the English Bible
The King James Bible, the most famous English-language Bible, was the culmination of centuries of work by various translators, most notably John Wycliffe in the fifteenth century and William Tyndale in the sixteenth. In this account of the tumultuous politics surrounding the translation of the Bible into vernacular languages, Benson Bobrick, a professor from Columbia Unive ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
(first published 2001)
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Mar 03, 2014 Heather Tomlinson rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, mainly because it is very readable, and the main points of each period of history are there. I suspect he may have glossed over or given a particular slant on an issue, but it's difficult not to do that when you're producing an accessible read.
It's the story of the King James Bible - the English versions before that, and all the politics behind these changes. The KJV was central to our history - it shouldn't just be religious folk who find this subject interesting.
Benson Bobrick earned his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of several critically acclaimed works. In 2002, he received the Literature Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He and his wife, Hilary, live in Vermont.More about Benson Bobrick...