The King James Bible (KJB) 

  • 1611: publication of an English translation of the Bible 
    ➔ Named after King James  of England who commissioned the new Bible translation
    ➔ Giving people access to an English-language Bible 
  • one of the most important books in English literature and culture 
    ➔ Shaped the way English is spoken today – mostly everybody can understand it  
    ➔ Became a standard among English-speaking Christians 
    ➔ one of the most accurate English translations in existence 
  • 54 translators worked for 7 years to complete the translation
  • Most widely published text in English language (publication of more than 1 billion copies)