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Who Was King James of The Holy Bible?

Updated on April 14, 2017

New King James Bible

KJV of the Holy Bible is also available on DVD, CD and MP3. It's the most widely read book in the entire world.
KJV of the Holy Bible is also available on DVD, CD and MP3. It's the most widely read book in the entire world. | Source

King James of England

King James was the King of England and he commissioned the translation of The Holy Bible into English. This was the third time it was translated but, this is now the most widely used translation. I know that my home church uses this translation of The Holy Bible. Most of them use The King James Version, some use study Bibles. In my church, we use The King James Version of The Bible for preaching and teaching. Now there are many versions of The King James version because there are Bibles for teens, brothers, moms, dads,grandmothers and grandfathers. this is not to be an insult these Bibles are to be used for an aid for studying.

The Bible was given in inspiration from the years 1604 until it was completed in 1611. King James was originally, The King of Scotland but, after the death of his cousin Queen Elizabeth he ascended to the role of King of England. Robert Barker who was the King's Personal Assistant who printed the original King James Bible that is used in many churches and religions today.

The Bible has thirty nine (39) books in The Old Testament and twenty seven (27) books in The New Testament. Read and study them and it will bring you lots of inner peace.

King James of England authorized the writing of the King James Bible.
King James of England authorized the writing of the King James Bible. | Source

Hampton Court Conference

The Hampton Court Conference was held next door to London. Of all the issues being discussed the day of the meeting, most of the gathering ended up focusing on the Holy Bible. The argument was having a definitive English translation. Forty eight (48) prominent scholars of the day were assigned to translate word for word from Greek, Latin and such the Bible into English. The work on The Bible was nonstop. It took over six years to complete a satisfactory edition.

Location of King James Bible Construction

A Brief History of the King James Bible

Let The Translation Begin

The translation team was broken up into six groups with three assigned to The Old Testament and three assigned to the New Testament. It took six years with the inspiration of God which means that there are no mistakes in the translation.

The Bible and in 1611 it was finished. There were many errors in the beginning but, after much hard work and patience a final copy was presented to The King for approval.

They now have made King James Study Bibles which consist of all the original text plus it has definitions and help at the bottom of each page which will help you to understand the topic that is relevent

King James From England

King James authorized the Bible being translated to English but some say he took out chapters of the  bible that he didn't want to be in their.
King James authorized the Bible being translated to English but some say he took out chapters of the bible that he didn't want to be in their. | Source

Controversies Involving The King James Version

Some say he was heavily influenced by a highly influential society group of the time called the Puritans but, believed in the cause nonetheless. On the other hand, it has been said of King James that he was a power monger who was happy when his cousin Queen Elizabeth died so could ascend from King of Scotland to King of England and he is famous for saying that he was the King of a Great Britain. They also say that he ordered his title be inscribed on the outside jacket of the Bibles.

The Holy Bible is The Word!

The Holy Bible has many versions including the King James Version and the New King James Version.
The Holy Bible has many versions including the King James Version and the New King James Version. | Source

Facts About King James of England

King James was born in Edinburgh Castle, Scotland in 1566.

Became King of England in March 1603 at only 36 years old.

King of Scotland for 57 years. (1567-1625)

King James imposed Tobacco Tax in 1604.

King James was the cousin of Elizabeth 2.

Famous Quotes From King James of England:

1. Kings are justly called gods for they exercise a manner or resemblance of Divine power upon earth.

2. I can make a Lord, but only God can make a gentlemen.

England was the location of the translation of the Bible into English as the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
England was the location of the translation of the Bible into English as the King James Version of the Holy Bible. | Source

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Final Thoughts.....

From a Christian perspective whether it's the King a James version or any other version it's always good to have any Holy Bible translated to English so that we may understand it in our own dialect. I do want to say, however, that study guides that go along with The Bible is helpful. The study Bible is used to aid in understanding what The Bible means.

Although their have been mistakes in the translation they have also been corrected and after all if an English Bible was not written England and America would be totally ignorant to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Contrary to popular belief King James of England did not acting solely on his own commission the Bible being translated. He convened with a congress or a senate if you will and voted upon the decision. He had the final say but at least their was some prayer, consultation and contemplation.

As to the negative stuff that has been written and things about King James that have been spread over the internet I say this: Who knows. Who really knows if King James is a terrific man or a ruthless, cold hearted ruler?

Why The King James Bible?

King James Bible Facts

Most Printed Book in The World
Over 1 Billion Copies in Print
Took Six Years To Translate
 
48 Scholars Translated the Bible
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Four facts about the King James. version of the Holy Bible.

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The Story of the King James Bible

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      Leslie, James VI of Scotland (James Stuart) did become James I of England after the death of his cousin Queen Elizabeth I. I love history, and after reading a lot on this period, it is my uneducated opinion that he was an arrogant, ambitious person, but then all monarchs and nobility of that period seemed to be.

      There were a lot of mistakes made in the translations from the original Greek, and one of the failures was because they didn’t use the original Hebrew and Aramaic. One mistranslation was the use of the word “sorcery” which in the original language said “pharmacopoeia” which meant “drugs” not "sorcery". This has caused a lot of witch hunting and killing of innocent people who were wrongly put to death as sorcerers and witches. The Bible should read not to use drugs, not sorcery. I learned this tidbit from Dr. Jack Van Impe, a Christian Evangelist on VTN. Didn’t you ever wonder why a lot of kings in the Old Testament consulted soothsayers. It’s because they weren’t subject to this mistranslation. Anyway, I enjoyed your hub.

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      Very interesting. Thanks for sharing Miz.

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