Authorized King James Version facts for kids
The Authorized King James Version is a translation of the Bible into the English language. This version of the Bible is also called the Authorized Version (AV) or as the King James Version (KJV) in the United States.
Although it is one of the oldest English translations of the Bible, it is still one of the most widely read versions today. A 2014 survey in the United States found that 55% people who read the Bible were using the King James Version. The next most widely-read version was the New International Version at 19%, while other versions were used by less than 10%.
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William Tyndale translated the New Testament into English in 1525.
Archbishop Richard Bancroft was the "chief overseer" of the production of the Authorized Version.
The opening of the Epistle to the Hebrews of the 1611 edition of the Authorized Version shows the original typeface. Marginal notes reference variant translations and cross references to other Bible passages. Each chapter is headed by a précis of contents. There are decorative initial letters for each chapter, and a decorated headpiece to each book, but no illustrations in the text.
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