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How the King James Version Shaped Modern English

BBC News has the skinny. I was struck by the fact that many of those familiar KJV phrases actually came from older Bible translations, especially William Tyndale’s. I think I already knew that, but it certainly wasn’t fresh in my memory.

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  1. 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, however, is quite different!

    For more information, you’re invited to contact Donald L. Brake, Sr., PhD, at dbrake1611@q.com or his associate David Sanford at drsanford@earthlink.net. You’re also invited to visit the http://www.credocommunications.net/kjv website.

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