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The King James Bible is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, which begun translation in 1604 and was done by 47 scholars. The Bible was then published in 1611.
The King James Bible consists of 39 books of the Old Testament which was translated from Hebrew and Aramaic, and the Apocrypha from Greek and Latin. The New Testament consists of 27 books, which was translated from Greek.
The English King James version of the Bible became the most widely printed book in history, and is still today used by Christians.
Previous English Bible Translations
The first complete English translations of the Christian scriptures date back to the 14th century by the followers of John Wycliffe, who was a Roman Catholic theologian who was dismissed from the University of Oxford in 1381 for criticism of the Roman Catholic Church. The translation was then banned.
In 1525, William Tyndale, an English contemporary of Martin Luther, undertook a translation of the New Testament.
History Of The First Biblical text
Records of the world’s oldest bible dates back to the 4th century AD and is handwritten in Greek.
The version of the Old Testament is believed to have been first written in an ancient form of Hebrew. Until now, many scholars believe that the Hebrew Bible was originally written in the 6th century before the birth of Jesus Christ
The Christian version of Old Testament overlaps with the Hebrew version and the Greek Septuagint. The New Testament is a collection of writings by early Christians, who were mostly believed to be Jewish disciples of Jesus Christ, written in first-century Koine Greek.