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English Bible Versions
A Tercentenary Memorial of the King James Version, from the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society


  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108024549

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About the Authors
  • This volume was published in 1911 for the New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of the King James Bible. The Rev. Henry Barker, described in the preface as 'a late presbyter of this church' but about whom little is known, gives a full historical account of the manuscript origins of the Bible, the development of the biblical canon and the early efforts, made by reformers such as Wyclif in the fourteenth century and Tyndale in the sixteenth, to translate the Bible into the vernacular and thus make its content more accessible to the laity. Barker provides a clear and factual account not only of the evolution of the Bible in English but also of the background of social and political change that fostered the various early translations.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108024549
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory foreword
    1. What the Bible is
    2. A short statement as to the sixty-six books of Holy Scripture
    3. The fourteen books of the Apocrypha
    4. Manuscripts and versions
    5. The Septuagint
    6. The oldest existing Bible
    7. The Vulgate
    8. Quotations from early Christian writers
    9. Our Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament
    10. England's early efforts
    11. The first English Bible
    12. Revision of the Greek Text of the New Testament
    13. Early printed English Bibles
    14. The Council of Trent and the Authorized Bible of the Roman Church
    15. Later English Bibles of the sixteenth century
    16. The popular English Bible of the Roman Church
    17. The Authorized Version of 1611
    18. The need of further revision
    19. Further revision of the Greek text of the New Testament
    20. The Revised Version of 1881–1885
    21. Printers' errors
    22. The English Bible-Printing monopoly. The King's Printer, etc.
    23. The American Standard Edition of the Revised Version
    24. The Marginal Readings Bible
    25. Early American versions and prints
    26. The different authorities available for the various versions
    27. Concluding words

  • Author

    Henry Barker

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