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King James Version


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  • proper n. A translation, published in 1611, of the Bible from the original Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) commissioned for the Church of England, which is the version most quoted and influential in English literature and English Protestant religious culture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an English translation of the Bible published in 1611


Named for James I of England (James VI of Scotland), who authorized the production of a new English translation of the Bible. (Wiktionary)


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