The Bible: Authorized King James Version
Robert Carroll, Robert P. Carroll, Stephen Prickett
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Religion - 1732 pages
The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately held views that have affected not merely religion, but politics, art, and even science.
This unique edition offers an exciting new approach to the most influential of all English biblical texts--the Authorized King James Version, complete with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging Introduction and the substantial notes to each book of the Bible guide the reader through the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological issues, using the most up-to-date scholarship to demonstrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, art and general culture of the English-speaking world.
The Bible: Authorized King James Version also includes the latest biblical research, evaluated and put into context as well as discussing centuries of critical opinion. A non-sectarian, historical approach makes it suitable for a wide range of readers. A Glossary of terms used in the Notes and six maps of the Holy Land further illuminate the meaning of this most culturally influential version of the Bible.
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Review: The Bible: Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha (Oxford World's Classics)User Review - Yasiru (reviews will soon be removed and linked to blog) - Goodreads
Author responded very rudely with lightning bolts when his absolute authority was questioned. Read full review
Review: The Bible: Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha (Oxford World's Classics)User Review - Lexi - Goodreads
I think that no matter what you believe, you should read some of these stories, because they are part of culture and history, if not your own personal beliefs. Read full review