Thursday 6 January 2011

The King James Bible Trust

According to its website, the King James Bible Trust ‘has been established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible which was completed in 1611. There have been few more important single publications and its impact through history has been colossal’.

The Trust’s main aims are to:

1. Celebrate the cultural importance of the King James Bible; its contribution to the English language and its impact on subsequent generations throughout the world;

2. Understand the politics of the Bible, the consequences of widening access to religious texts and its role in enriching the nations; and,

3. Illustrate Christianity’s hand in developing our society.

The site contains quite a bit of useful material on the history of the King James Bible, as well as a list of forthcoming events.

In the run up to 2011 a number of books have been published on the King James Version – its history, its influence on culture and politics and language, etc. Expect a load more as we go through the year.


David Sanford said...

Thanks! A big surprise tied into the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Version Bible:

Two scholars have compiled the first worldwide census of extant copies of the original first printing of the 1611 King James Version (sometimes referred to as the "He" Bible). For decades, authorities from the British Museum, et al., have estimated that “around 50 copies” of that first printing still exist. The real number is quite different.

For more information, you're invited to contact Donald L. Brake, Sr., PhD, at or his associate David Sanford at

Antony said...

Thanks for the information.