This year the King James Bible (KJB) celebrates its 400th anniversary. Printed in 1611 after a seven-year translation effort undertaken by six teams of scholars and divines working at Oxford, Cambridge and Westminster, the Bible has become one of the foremost monuments of English language and literature. The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of The Ohio State University Libraries is hosting a major exhibition exploring the King James Bible, its medieval and early-English precursors, and its lasting influence from the date of its publication to the present day. This exhibition features medieval manuscripts, original copies of the many different English Bible translations, literature and art inspired by the style, language and content of the Bible (such as works by John Milton, William Blake, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and more), original comic art and the King James Bible itself.
'Translation ... openeth the window, to let in the light': The Prehistory and Abiding Impact of the King James Bible
04 May 2011|28 Aug. 2011