Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Oct 19, 2010 - Religion - 320 pages
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In the Beginning, James.

Orphaned, bullied, lonely, and unloved as a boy, in time the young King of Scots overcame his troubled beginnings to ascend the English throne at the height of England’s Golden Age. In an effort to pacify rising tensions in the Anglican Church, and to reflect the majesty of his new reign, he spearheaded the most important literary undertaking in Western history—the translation of the Bible into a beautiful, lyrical, and accessible English.

David Teems’s narrative crackles with wit, using a thoroughly modern tongue to reanimate the life of this seventeenth century king—a man at the intersection of political, literary, and religious thought, yet a man of contrasts, dubbed by one French king as “the wisest fool in Christendom.”

Warm, insightful, even at times amusing, Teems’s depiction of King James has all the elements of a grand tale—conspiracy, kidnapping, witchcraft, murder, love, despair, loss. Majestie offers an engaging new look at the world’s most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.

“Engrossing and entertaining...a delightful read in every way.” – Publishers Weekly

  

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Very well researched

User Review  - Robert E Lee - Christianbook.com

The author writes in very good detail and a well researched work. He leaves in the original spellings of many of the quotes. The only thing that it doesn't go into is the life of King James after the King James Bible was published. Overall though the book was very well written. Read full review

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User Review  - Esther - Goodreads

Interesting history of King James 1 and the KJV project. I particularly enjoyed the last part of the book that described the editing and proof reading for the King James Bible. I did not like the writer's style of writing - tried too hard to be funny. Read full review

Contents

The King Behind the King James Bible 1 Mom and Dad or An Evening with the Macbeths
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The King Behind the King James Bible 2 A Fawn Among Jackals
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The King Behind the King James Bible 3 Rockabye Sweet Baby James
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The King Behind the King James Bible 4 The Most Valuable Life in Scotland
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The King Behind the King James Bible 5 Greek Before Breakfast Latin Before Scots
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The King Behind the King James Bible 6 A Timid Friendless Boy
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The King Behind the King James Bible 7 Speak of Me As I Am
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The King Behind the King James Bible 8 You Dont Know Jack
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The King Behind the King James Bible 16 The Elizabethan Aesthetic
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The King Behind the King James Bible 17 All the Kings Men
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The King Behind the King James Bible 18 The Lost Bois
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The King Behind the King James Bible 19 To the Chief Musician
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The King Behind the King James Bible 20 Finishing Touches
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The King Behind the King James Bible Epilogue The Pan King
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The King Behind the King James Bible Appendix A Chronology
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The King Behind the King James Bible Appendix B The Stuart Succession
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The King Behind the King James Bible 9 Mum
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The King Behind the King James Bible 10 The Age Was Lousy with Poets
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The King Behind the King James Bible 11 Double Double Toil and Trouble
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The King Behind the King James Bible 12 The Supremest Thing on Earth
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The King Behind the King James Bible 13 1603
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The King Behind the King James Bible 14 The Hampton Court Conference
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The King Behind the King James Bible 15 With All the Lightness of an Afterthought
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The King Behind the King James Bible Appendix C The Rules
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The King Behind the King James Bible Notes
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The King Behind the King James Bible Bibliography
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The King Behind the King James Bible Acknowledgments
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The King Behind the King James Bible About the Author
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The King Behind the King James Bible Index
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About the author (2010)

Recording artist, songwriter, and speaker, David Teems is the author of "Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice", "Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible", "To Love is Christ", "Discovering Your Spiritual Center", and "And Thereby Hangs a Tale". Teems earned his BA in Psychology at Georgia State University. David and his wife Benita live in Franklin, Tennessee near their sons Adam and Shad.

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