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Visual History of the King James Bible, A: The Dramatic Story of the World's Best-Known Translation

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Donald L. Brake (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is vice president and dean emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. An avid collector of rare Bibles and manuscripts for more than 30 years, Brake has one of the most complete private collections of rare English Bibles and Greek New Testaments in America. He is a former pastor and the author of A Visual History of the English Bible.

Shelly Beach is the award-winning author of five books. She was on the writing team for The NIV Stewardship Study Bible and was a contributor to Holy Bible: Mosaic. She is a cofounder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer's Workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Breathe Christian Writer's Workshop in Grand Haven, Michigan.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801013478
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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Donald L. Brake (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is vice president and dean emeritus of Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. An avid collector of rare Bibles and manuscripts for more than 30 years, he amassed one of the most complete private collections of rare English Bibles and Greek New Testaments in America, which are now in the Dunham Bible Museum at the Houston Baptist University. He is a former pastor and the author of A Visual History of the English Bible. Brake lives in Washington.

Shelly Beach is the award-winning author of five books. She was on the writing team for The NIV Stewardship Study Bible and was a contributor to Holy Bible: Mosaic. She is a cofounder of the Cedar Falls Christian Writer's Workshop in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Breathe Christian Writer's Workshop in Grand Haven, Michigan. Shelly and her husband, Dan, live in Michigan.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations 9

Hear Ye, Hear Ye… 15

1 A Nation Finds Her Tongue: English Develops as a National Language 21

2 Fanning the Flames: Early English Printed Bibles, King Henry VIII to Queen Mary 39

3 The Theological Tug-of-War: Protestant, Catholic, and Anglican Factions under Elizabeth I 63

4 Puritans, Petitions, and Plots: A Royal Battle for an English Legacy 77

5 The Men and Their Mission: The Translation Work Begins 89

6 Tracing the Path: The Role of the Original Languages in the King James Version 125

7 Rejection, Rewriting, and Revision: The Process of Translation 151

8 Masterpiece from the Mayhem: The King's Bible Goes to Press 161

9 Maps, Margins, and Mythology: The Formatting of an English Treasure 177

10 Branches on the Family Tree: The Four Siblings of the 1611 King James Version 193

11 The Growing Family: Direct Descendants of the King James Version 203

12 American Cousins: Entering the New World 229

13 Behold the Legacy: Inspiration and Contribution 239

Acknowledgments 247

Appendix 1 The King James Version Compared with Sixteenth-Century Translations and Modern Versions 249

Appendix 2 Chronology of the King James Version 255

Notes 259

Selected Bibliography 271

Scripture Index 275

General Index 277

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