Sunday, April 10, 2011

"KJB: The Book That Changed the World"

This DVD was released a few days ago in honor of the 400th anniversary of the most influential book in the history of the English language: The King James Version of the Bible. The KJV was first published on May 5, 1611, and a copy of the New Testament and the Book of Psalms in this translation sits on my desk at school. Although I rarely read this version of the Bible, the first Bible I ever purchased was a KJV (back in the summer of 89 before my junior year in high school). Regardless of what you may believe, you cannot have a proper understanding of Western culture and English literature without some knowledge of the KJV.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." II Timothy 3:16-17