The People's Bible: The Remarkable History of the King James by Derek Wilson

By Derek Wilson

Contributor note: Diarmaid MacCulloch (Foreword)

The tale of 1 of the main influential, provocative, bold tasks of its day—the translation of the Bible into English

Beautifully offered and in accordance with broad scholarly learn, this available quantity lines the interesting background of the approved model of the King James Bible from its earliest predecessors via its awesome effect at the church, literature, and wider society in the course of the English talking world. In 1604, the hot King James I convened a gathering at Hampton court docket to handle the matter of the Puritans. the advice, considered one of unheard of political and spiritual value, was once for the authorization of a brand new translation of the Bible, one who will be available to the typical humans, and person who will be put in each Church in his realm. inside 3 years a group of forty seven students on six committees had all started paintings in Oxford, Cambridge, and Westminster, and the fruit in their labors—the approved Version—was released in 1611.

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68 Eunap. Vit, soph, 471, gives an account of pilgrims to a shrine; Themistocles Or 4. 1; describes ceremonies at Sais in 357; compare this with Herodotus 2. 59. 63. 69 Ammianus 22. 11. 7. 70 Libanius Oj\ 30. 35. 71 See A. Guillaumont "Le démon dans la plus ancienne littérature monastique," Dictionnaire dt spirimalité. ascétique et mystique (Paris: Beauchesne, 1952), Vol 4 cols. 190-1; A. C. Baynes, "St. Antony and the Demons," JEA 40 (1954): 7; and P. du Bourguet, "Diatribe de Chenoute contre le démon," BSAC 16 (1961-2): 20.

3. 1 (L). 18 Eusebius Hst EcL 8. 6. 19 See Eusebius Hst. Eccl. 8. , Mart. Pal, praefatio and 1. 1. 39 At the age of sixty, Diocletian celebrated bis Vicennalia in Rome on 29 November 303. 21 The fourth edict required all inhabitants throughout the empire to sacrifice to the gods of the Roman imperial cult to show their allegiance to Rome. 22 The emperor recovered from his illness in March 305. 23 The two Caesari, Constantius in the west and Galerius in the east advanced as the new Augusti. 24 Maximinus shared his uncle's anti-Christian fanaticism and was an aggressive persecutor of the church.

190-1; A. C. Baynes, "St. Antony and the Demons," JEA 40 (1954): 7; and P. du Bourguet, "Diatribe de Chenoute contre le démon," BSAC 16 (1961-2): 20. 76 Magic77 and theurgy78 were as significant an aspect of late Egyptian paganism 72 See R. E. , Isis in the Graeco-Roman World (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1971); Friedrich Solmsen, Isis among the Greeks and Romans (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979); and Ramsay MacMullen, Paganism in the Roman Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981).

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