Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible
  • Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible
  • Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

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by David Teems, Bob Souer
     
 

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Majestie is a shared biography: that of James I and the Bible that goes by his name. It is part tabloid, part history lesson, part speculation; but it’s all James.See more details below

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Majestie is a shared biography: that of James I and the Bible that goes by his name. It is part tabloid, part history lesson, part speculation; but it’s all James.

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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:
9781598598063
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
10/19/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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