The Holy Bible: King James Version (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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When the King James translation of the Bible was first published in 1611, it was the first time that many people throughout the English-speaking world were able to read the Old and New Testaments in their native tongue. It proved so wildly popular, in fact, that it was the only book that many families owned. The majestic scope and poetry of the King James translation's language made an incomparable impact on Western religion, culture, and literature that still resonates today. This ...

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Overview

When the King James translation of the Bible was first published in 1611, it was the first time that many people throughout the English-speaking world were able to read the Old and New Testaments in their native tongue. It proved so wildly popular, in fact, that it was the only book that many families owned. The majestic scope and poetry of the King James translation's language made an incomparable impact on Western religion, culture, and literature that still resonates today. This gorgeous gift edition also contains over two hundred beautiful, rarely collected full-page illustrations by Gustave Dore (1832-1883).
 
The Holy Bible: King James Version is part of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions series. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather, with beautiful illustrations and breathtaking endpapers. These books make elegant additions to any home library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    I would love to have given this Bible 5 stars. It is an absolut

    I would love to have given this Bible 5 stars. It is an absolutely gorgeous edition; heavy and substantive just as one would think a Bible should be. The illustrations remind me of my grandmother's old Bible. I normally use an NRSV for my regular study and reading. But this year I decided I would read through the KJV once again in order to recapture for myself the beauty of the language and the cadences rendered by the translators. But alas, no! Just this morning as I was reading one of the Psalms, I came across a verse missing an entire sentence! I thought surely not. The only reason I caught it was because the verse suddenly made no sense. Something didn't feel right. I looked it up and discovered the missing line. So disappointing because now I don't know if that is the only one, and it cheapens what is otherwise a great effort to publish a quality Bible that is also affordable. Perhaps there will be another edition correcting the errors of this one. I noted that it is printed in China. Perhaps therein lies the problem.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    It is a wonderful bible and it is a great purchase for your coll

    It is a wonderful bible and it is a great purchase for your collection. There is one flaw and that is the ink of the cover was coming off on my finger tips and getting on the pages. I thought i was bleeding and i discovered that it was ink, so i wiped down the cover with a rag and water. I got red finger prints on a few pages before i realized the situations. I really recommend wipe down the cover with a cloth.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

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    Gorgeous! Another great addition to the leatherbound collection

    I wanted to buy a new bible, and when I saw that they came out with one in this great series, I thought I'd check it out. It's really gorgeous, and I'm thrilled with it. I noticed that the commentary has changed on the website about it - which is good, because there's nothing wrong with this book, I have already looked through it. Nothing wrong with the pages at all. Perfect.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    Beautifully put together! Feels sturdy, high quality pages!

    Beautifully put together! Feels sturdy, high quality pages!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2012

    Well worth the price

    Beautiful bible, wonderfully illustrated by Gustave Dore. Virtually no notes so its for reading. Time is quite readable, profusely illustrated which enhances the reading experience to no end. The only thing I didn't like about the book is the ribbon marker, it needs two and a little more care could have been put into the marker. That being said, its well worth the money and I'm enjoying it immensely. Highly recommend.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

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    Horrible novel! The characters are bland, the story is predictab

    Horrible novel! The characters are bland, the story is predictable, and soooooo many plot holes/stupid moments. This is one of the worst books I've ever read, and I've read To Kill a Mockingbird!!!! First of all, the authors weren't even trying! They just thought of whatever crap they imagined and wrote it down!!!! WHAT WERE THEY SMOKING!!!??? A rib/person/thing eats a magical fruit because of talking snake, and THAT messes up the human race???? Come on, really? Anyways, whoever likes this has no brain. Seriously, don't read this crap, go read a good book like The War of the Worlds, or The Hobbit, or ANYTHING other than this!!!!!! It really is that bad. I DO NOT recommend this to anyone, not even a criminal deserves to read this filth!!

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    The bible is absolutely beautiful. Its a must have

    The bible is absolutely beautiful. Its a must have

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Very nice and beautiful

    I had been wanting to buy a new bible but nothing had quite caught my eye and then my husband and I saw this one. It is gorgeous and very nice.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    It's a gorgeous book. I will order one more for my Sister. The p

    It's a gorgeous book. I will order one more for my Sister. The pages? nothing wrong.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Contains grotesque adult content, incl. genocide, rape, slavery,

    Contains grotesque adult content, incl. genocide, rape, slavery, torture, and child abuse... Many of these atrocious acts are commandeered by authority figures. I reccomend reading this entire book, BEFORE deciding to share it with anyone.

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    I love this Bible, it is Exellent. Thanks, bought one, now buyin

    I love this Bible, it is Exellent. Thanks, bought one, now buying a second one. Will probably buy another one in a few months for Birthday sherrig
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    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Spurred by the History Channel's Bible series and this being the

    Spurred by the History Channel's Bible series and this being the most holy week in the Catholic Church I purschased this. The Bible is beautiful, leather bound, terrific illustrations by Gustave Dore, easy to read text, and ribbon marker. Terrific addition to anyone's library, be it classical or otherwise. I would defintiely recommend to anyone looking for a Bible or has any interest in either the Old or New Testaments

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Beautiful illustrations, easy print to read and gorgeous artwork

    Beautiful illustrations, easy print to read and gorgeous artwork. Truly has a place of honor in my home.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Missing Pages

    In the description it says some pages are missing can someone tell me about how many pages we are talking about? and are the blurred pages still readable?

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I really love my copy!... no missing lines or pages... no ink of

    I really love my copy!... no missing lines or pages... no ink off the cover... look gorgeous on my bookshelf and drew attention to family and friends... I recommended it to them and told them where to get it... Every family should have a copy of this beautiful bible!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    Beautiful Book

    A lovely edition and perfect edition to any library.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    its greaaaaat

    this is one of the Greatess bible that you can buy I'm so happy I brought it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    I needed a new Bible cause the one i owned was worn and pages mi

    I needed a new Bible cause the one i owned was worn and pages missing I bought this bible at Barns and Noble it was still in plastic when i opened it i was amazed with the illustration work makes reading the Bible much more entertaining
    the art work is awesome the feel and texture of this bible is amazing and looks good and sturdy at any book shelf. I can read the fist pages of Genesis without getting board
    no matter how many times you read the Bible.This Bible brings originality feel and design as in the old times compared to more modern bibles  i wish they make more bibles like this more sturdy and long lasting as things were made in the past
    i believe King James Version is the best bible i ever own and it is beautifully written never changes and stood the test of time. 

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    Posted July 16, 2013

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    Posted April 29, 2013

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