Daniel Engesetter's Reviews > God's Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible

God's Secretaries  by Adam Nicolson
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Sep 26, 2007

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Anyone who has anything to do at all with the Bible in English should read this book. It is a description of the exhaustive work that went into the making of the King James Version of the Bible, and the political and social factors that influenced the translation. Nicolson painstakingly researched this historical work, accessing papers that were well over 300 years old in order to get clearer picture of what the translation process was like- hundreds of contemporary scholars were involved, many of whom left fascinating diaries, journals, letters, and written sermons.
It is also a fascinating look at the society that King James hoped to unify with his Bible, and how politics influenced the translation.
Anyone who holds the opinion that the King James Bible is the WORD OF GOD should read this with an honest mind and consider whether or not these things be so.
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