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The KJV was the 9th English Bible translation. You can find the answer to the following questions in J P Lewis' book or any good Bible Encyclopedia so here are the questioms: Can you name the previous eight? Which two did Shakespear quote from?

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Here's a section from the KJV 1611. No, there are NO typos.
Luke 4:1-3 "And Iesus, being full of the holy Ghost, returned from the Iordane, and was led by the spirit into the wildernesse, being fourtie dayes tempted of the deuil...he afterward hungred. And the deuil saide vnto him, if thou be the Sonne of God..."
---Christophe on 1/31/08


Wyclif-1380; Tyndale's N.T.-1534 and he also published the O.T. Pentateuch and other parts of the O.T.; Coverdale-1535; Roger's using a cover name Matthew, published Matthew-Tyndale Bible-1537; Cranmer's Great Bbile-1539; Geneva Bible-1560; Bibshop's Bible-1568; Douay-Rheims-1609; King James Version-1611. The best of these for accuracy is the Geneva Bible of 1560.
---Eloy on 1/31/08


Why Billy? Is this homework for an English Lit. class? The names of the previous 8 English Bibles are easy enough to find; I have them. William Shakespeare quoted from the Geneva Bible (also known as the "Breeches Bible"; the first Bible version brought to America -- by the Pilgrims)! However, as to some other version, I'm not sure. If he did (and I had to guess) I'd say Tyndale, since some of Tyndale's phrases were (and still are) used by many people.
---danie9374 on 5/5/07


jana dont lump the revised and amer. standard bibles with the rest. completely different greek source. the 1611 came out around the time english was really becoming readable as we have it today (late 1500's)
---r.w. on 8/5/06


The origin and growth of the English bible:
a listing in the back of my bible gives me a list of it all from the original as follows: Original manuscripts, Most Ancient Copies, Ancient copies, Ancient versions, Vulgate, Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale, Mathews, Great, Geneva, Bishops, King James, Revised Version, American Standard version...
---jana on 5/27/06




(2) John Smith seems to have lied himself about many events at that time. 2)She was NEVER romantically involved with him! 3)She married another colonist, John Rolfe. Sadly she died at about 21 in the UK (having gone there with Rolfe to discuss life in America with Pilgrims/others in London). Truth in this sinful world is often harsh compared to the fantasies invented about it.
---danie9374 on 5/11/06


(1) Since this thread may now be visited by those seeking info on early American colonies, I'd like to point something out about how misinformed we are from what I'll call 'American Mythology' by example. Much could be said about how VERY WRONG media fiction is concerning the Christianity of the Pilgrims! But let's look at a few facts about Pocahontas: 1) Disney's 'cartoon fairy tale' about her is a big lie; in reality she was only about 10 or 11 years old when she met any Pilgrims! [Cont.]
---danie9374 on 5/11/06


jack: Hey, you're right! The Geneva wasn't the 'first (English) Bible in America,' it was likely a Great Bible or Bishop's Bible used by Sir Francis Drake's chaplain in 1579 when they landed in California! But no one knows for sure if the Bible used in that Roanoke, Virgina colony of c.1584 was a Bishop's Bible as you said; possibly, but not for certain. We know for sure the Geneva was used in all the Puritan colonies.
---danie9374 on 5/11/06


Actually, Danie, the first English Bible brought to North America was the Bishop's Bible, used by the Anglicans of the Virginia Colony.

The Bible of the "Pilgrim's Pride" was the Geneva Bible.

Contrary to popular myth, the King James Bible was NOT greeted with applause at its debut.

But that's another story.
---jack on 5/7/06


Since someone else made a list, here's mine of the "previous eight" versions *before* the KJV (1611): Douay-Rheims Bible (1609), Bishop's Bible (1568), Geneva Bible (1560), Great Bible (1541), Taverner's Bible (1539), Matthew's (John Rogers) Bible (1537), Coverdale's Bible (1535) and Tyndale's Bible (1534-1535). The 9th would be Wyclif's Bible (c.1382-1384) making 10 after the old Anglo-Saxon versions.
---danie9374 on 3/29/06




ha ha, i just noticed my typo. It's the "Bishop's Bible", not "Bibshop's." Though perhaps some of them do where bibs.
---Eloy on 3/26/06


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