It Is The Most Widely Read Book In History — Step Inside The Process Behind The Creation Of The King James Bible
April 10, 2017 — The creation of the King James version of the Bible is one of the great undertakings of both religion and literature.
Begun in 1604 and finished in 1611, the King James Bible translated 39 books of the Old Testament, 4 Books of the Apocrypha and the 27 books of the New Testament into English. Two English versions had already been created, but the King James version is considered to be more beautiful and potentially more accurate than past efforts.
47 scholars were employed to create a work that combined beautiful language and an appreciation of literature with theological purity.
Over the course of the next 150 years, the variations and misprints resulted in a scandalous and mistake-prone version, and the scholars at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities sought to update and standardize the text.
KJV: The Making of the King James Bible takes us inside the process of creation of the book that would become the most widely printed in history. Filmed on locations throughout England, the film attempts to put the creation of this remarkable book into historical context as well as providing insights into the theological arguments and discussions that took place throughout the creation of this unique work.
KJV: The Making of the King James Bible is available on Blu-ray and DVD.