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The year 2011 marks the four-hundredth anniversary of the printing of the King James Bible. Seven years in the making, the King James Bible was the product of six teams of approximately forty-seven translators drawn from Cambridge, Oxford and Westminster Abbey who represented some of the nation’s best scholarly minds. The volume in this exhibit is a copy of the second printing of the King James Bible. Work on this edition began in 1611; the logistics of printing a text of this size meant that the book was not finished until 1613. The large size of the volume was meant to make it suitable for use in public readings and sermons. It would once have resided on the lectern of an English congregation.

This single case exhibition was originally on display in the Morris Library Information Room from May 16-June 30, 2011.

Tags: Bible. English. Authorized. 1611; University of Delaware