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The Bible
     

The Bible

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The King James Bible or Authorized Version (1611) comprises the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament, from God's creation of the heaven and earth and the fall of man in Genesis, through the life Jesus Christ, to St John the Divine's foretelling of the end of the world and God's final judgment in Revelation. Among the most influential texts of all time

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The King James Bible or Authorized Version (1611) comprises the Old Testament, the Apocrypha and the New Testament, from God's creation of the heaven and earth and the fall of man in Genesis, through the life Jesus Christ, to St John the Divine's foretelling of the end of the world and God's final judgment in Revelation. Among the most influential texts of all time and the cornerstone of the Christian faith, the King James Bible is the work of the great scholars and theologians of the early seventeenth century and reflects their desire for greater stability in the Christian religion. They revised and retranslated existing versions, including that of William Tyndale, to create a standardized Bible that would be accessible to all speakers and readers of English. Definitive and highly readable, this superb edition brings new vigour to one of the finest pieces of English prose. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141441511
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Pages:
2000
Sales rank:
715,668
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.46(h) x 2.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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David Norton was born in Cambridge, and is currently an associate Professor of English at New Zealand's Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of A History of the Bible as Literature (CUP, 1993).

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The Bible 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was one who grew up on the King James Version of the Bible in my Church (being LDS) and I've grown so attached to this particular translation and it's Shakespearean language. While I believe that translations of the Bible can become problematic and have many ambiguities that really only serve to confuse readers, I feel that this particular copy has been diligently compiled and translated without leaving behind the pieces of the KJV that I've grown so attached to in my scripture study. For example: In Jude 1:6, the KJV, and also this translation, speak of angels that did not keep their "first estate," and fell from heaven. However, in more modern translations, this particular phrase is rendered to things like "point(s) of authority" or "place in heaven." And it saddens me, because "first estate" is a crucial term that is there for a reason; while modern translations don't differ in meaning too much, they can still be rather unclear to someone who doesn't truly understand what Jude is referring to in that verse of his letter. But what drew me so close to this book was the (dare I say?) "modernized" version of the KJV Apocrypha. This particular rendering of the Deuterocanonical texts seems to not only be a clear translation of what we have of these texts of questionable authenticity, but it also retains much of the KJV's original poetic syntax, making it a rare and beneficial piece of work. While I wouldn't call this an authoritative translation of the KJV, I would call it a useful study guide in learning and comprehending the Holy Scriptures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would an atheist edit the Bible? And also, why change the original words in the faithful KJV? There is no reason to delete most of the "mine's" even if you think they shouldn't be there. What about the exclamation marks?! There are close to none in this guy's editing when in the KJV there are a bunch of verses with exclamation marks in them. If this was one of the editions of the king james version (1611-1769) then I would have liked it, but a lot of the good stuff is edited out. He changes bare to bore so it will read "Thou borest me" instead of "Thou barest me". How stupid is that? I'm usually content with all of my books, but this is just horrible. The KJV is precious to the English language because it was written in Shakespeare's day- when English was in its purest form. Norton changes the language and leaves the whole thing in a mess. Get a 1611 Bible or a 1769 version would also do. Never let atheists edit the Bible for you.