Edited by David Norton, this important scholarly edition presents a revised KJV text based on a thorough evaluation of textual variants in current renderings as well as the extant notes of the 1611 Translators. The text itself is presented in paragraph form, with marginal notes, and adopts modern conventions of spelling and punctuation to make it easy to read and use. The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible was originally published in 2005 in a large format and, like the original King James Bible and successive editions until the nineteenth century, included the Apocrypha. As it has become known in the marketplace, a demand has become apparent for this Bible in a smaller, more manageable format. Its is therefore now being issued in Personal Size editions, either with or without the Apocrypha. This particular Bible includes the Apocrypha. It is printed on Bible paper, has gold page-edges and two ribbon markers, and is bound in black calfskin leather.
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Do not buy this Bible if you want the Authorized Version for serious literary study or religious devotion. The text is NOT faithful to the original but has been updated. I don't just mean the modernized spellings and punctuation. Whole words have have been changed, supposedly to make the KJV easier for modern readers; the wording and poetry of the original AV is often lost (if you look at a facsimile of the 1611 AV, you will see that the changes made in this Bible are NOT toward accuracy). For example, all instances of "thine" (before a noun that begins with a vowel) have been done away with, replaced with "thy"--a usage not justified by any text of the AV. Proper names, too, have been modernized: Timotheus has been changed to Timothy, for example. I graduated from UC Berkeley in English, specializing in the medieval and early-modern English Bible. This Bible horrifies me: it is NOT the King James Bible but a mere *version* of it, a modern, less poetic, and inaccurate one. Cambridge should have its license to print the AV revoked by the Crown, and Prof. Norton does not deserve to hold a doctorate in English. This is the worst $100+ dollars I have ever invested in a "fine" book. But I'm glad there's one less copy in the world that someone else might mistake for an "authentic" AV.