The Authorized Version was meant to, and did, replace the Bishops’ Bible as the standard lectern reading in the Church of England.
January 1, 1611
In an effort to mend the Puritan rift in the Church of England, King James I authorizes the production of a new translation. The King James Version soon replaces the Latin Vulgate as the translation of choice among English scholars. —The History of Bible Translation
1760 Cambridge Edition King James Bible [Image: Wikimedia Commons]
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- The Authorized King James Version of 1611 (Pure Cambridge Edition) – Biblical Scholarship
- King James Bible (online)
- Authorized King James Version — Textus Receptus
- The King James “Authorized Version”
- Why is the King James Bible called the “Authorized Version”? How did King James Authorize it?
- The Holy Bible, Authorized King James Version of 1611 (Pure Cambridge Edition) – Jesus is Lord