The History of the King James Bible
In The Beginning
The Bible origins go back to 443 BC, with the Hebrew Old Testament containing 39 books upon completion. About 150 AD, work was completed on the Greek New Testament. As time moved on, the Bible went through a series of changes. These changes were primarily made to keep the Bible historically accurate and understood by different cultures.
The First English Bible
1384 brought about, the first Bible in English, which was translated from Latin by John Wycliffe, translator, a Scholastic Philosopher, pastor and professor at Oxford University. This English Bible was translated by hand and took about 10 months to make just one copy.
The First Printing Press
The Gutenberg press, invented in 1455, was a big historical advancement enabling books to be printed with movable type set. The first book ever printed was the Gutenberg Bible, which was printed in Latin and was pristinely designed. In 1526, William Tyndale translated, published and distributed the New Testament throughout England. The printing press is unquestionably why The King James Bible became a best seller from 1611 and is still a best seller today.
Change of Thrones
Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth the crown was passed onto King James in 1603. As King James found his place in the monarchy, he was confronted by a 200 year quest by political dissidents and religious scholars such as William Tyndale, who had been illegally translating the Bible into English and where being severely persecuted for doing so. That lead King James to make a decision to decree an official King James English Bible translation for the common people.
The King James Bible
King James appointed the job to fifty to sixty of the country's finest language scholars who undertook this great task. A series of rules were put into place to remove all bias from the translation and to make it the very best possible English translation. This was finally accomplished in 1611 and it was heralded the World over. At the time the Bible was translated into English, most of the people in the Kingdom were illiterate. Therefore, it was intended to be read orally for all to hear.
Since 1611, there have been an innumerable number of English Bible translations, but none can compare to the majesty, accuracy and sheer beauty of the King James Bible. People today have the Bible literally at their fingertips on their mobile devices that goes with them. With the YouBible app, users can now listen to the Bible read by the incomparable Voice of Alexander Scourby, and experience it just like King James intended, as the Spoken Word of God. The most popular book every written, can now be heard and experienced by all, anytime and anywhere. The Original King James Bible has stood the test of time since 1611. Download YouBible now on Scourby.com and start enjoying, and experiencing, the newest way to access the Oldest Book.