Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

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by David Teems
     
 

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Warm, insightful, even at times amusing, Teems’s depiction of King James has all the elements of a grand tale---conspiracy, kidnapping, witchcraft, murder, love, despair, loss. Majestieoffers an engaging new look at the world’s most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.See more details below

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Warm, insightful, even at times amusing, Teems’s depiction of King James has all the elements of a grand tale---conspiracy, kidnapping, witchcraft, murder, love, despair, loss. Majestieoffers an engaging new look at the world’s most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.

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Publishers Weekly
For generations, Protestant Christians trusted the King James version of the Bible as the only Bible, dictated to good divines word for word, inerrant in every way, and motivated by a true devotion to God and to the Most Holy Faith. Over time, however, scholars have come to dismiss the idea of the inspiration of the King James version, opening the way for a variety of modern biblical translations. So who was this king who commissioned this version of the Bible? Teems's engrossing and entertaining study of King James I offers a multifaceted view of this 17th-century scholar/scoundrel, a man of counterpoints and contradictions. James is presented as a study in contrasts--a man given to saintly proclamations and vulgar outbursts, but a man who yearned for his own immortality as well as the perpetuity of the monarchy and the patriarchal order, all enshrined in the pages of his Holy Bible. Teems, an active Bible teacher and musician, pulls together the story of this enigmatic king with humor and pathos. This early entry in a full-court press of books marking the 400th anniversary of the translation is a delightful read in every way. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595553812
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
689,887
File size:
1 MB

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