Thursday, August 4, 2011

Making of the King James Bible App Available

Andrew Currah, from the University of Oxford let me know that the University has released an app (iPhone, iPad and Android) celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

The $.99 app was created as a companion to the Bodleian Libraries exhibit- The Making of the King James Bible and is not a fully fleshed out document on the creation of the bible.  Consider it a Cliff Notes version of the exhibit.

Having said that, the app has a great deal of interesting pieces.  It presents a concise history of why the JKV created, who created it and the travails it endured to become the defacto bible of the church.
They also include a little history on the pre-King James versions and images from the "Wicked Bible", that contained a misprint of the seventh commandment stating "Thou shalt commit adultery".

This app has a lot of interesting content for only 99 cents.  I recommend it.

I would love to see this exhibit.  Unfortunately,  it only runs until September 4, 2011.  I live in Chicago and don't expect to make it back to England in the near future.  Luckily they have a book for sale for 19.99 (British Pounds).  I think I'll order one.
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1 comment:

  1. @Bruce,

    Thanks for the info, i will check it out. I know a little about the KJB and the men that went into it's creation. They say the scholars of today are pygmies and dwarfs compared to those men. And if you do learn about them you may come to the same conclusion.

    After reading about them i chuckle every time some person with some college of Hebrew and/or Greek state that something is better translated this way...

    A good video is KJB: The Book That Changed the World. I saw it on tv one night. I think it was well done.