Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Celebrating the Bible in English

'Let There Be Light': Celebrating the Bible in English

An exhibition tracing the history and development of the Bible in English from its Latin, Greek and Hebrew antecedents to modern private press editions.
In addition to the 1611 KJV, the more than thirty items on exhibit include: a thirteenth-century Latin Vulgate and one leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, a fifteenth-century Wycliffe Gospel Book and one leaf from a Wycliffite Lectionary, the 1550 Textus Receptus printed by Robert Estienne, sixteenth-century printed English editions starting with the 1538 diglot New Testament containing the English version by Tyndale and the Latin of Erasmus, and finely printed editions by John Baskerville and the Golden Cockerel Press.
Until Sunday, 20 February 2011
Time: Daily, M-F 9.30 to 8.00; Sat & Sun 11.00 to 4.00
Location: 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Organisation: Dunedin Public Libraries
Topic: Bible
To download a PDF catalogue, please visit: To request a printed copy of the catalogue, please contact Anthony Tedeschi, Rare Books Librarian (


  1. Literary Ancestry of the King James Bible
    Thursday, 13 January 2011 Time: 7.30pm Location: College Hall, Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford, Herefordshire, United Kingdom Organisation: Hereford Cathedral Topic: Bible Website: View Location on Map
    Details: King James Bible Lectures at Hereford Cathedral - Timothy Symons, 'With the former translations diligently compared and revised': the literary ancestry of the King James BibleTimothy Symons studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, where he also sang as an academical clerk in the cathedral choir: he is now a lay clerk in the choir of Hereford Cathedral. When he is not singing, he spends much of his time researching and editing English music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and is a member of the editorial committee of the British Academy series Early English Church Music. He is currently writing a book on the psalm translations of Miles Coverdale.There is no charge but donations invited. For more details contact Kirsty Clarke on 01432 374226

  2. Nog verder over het water kan u aan de Baker Universiteit, 618 Eighth St., Baldwin City, Kansas, in de Verenigde staten de Quayle Bijbel Verzameling gaan bekijken.
    Deze unieke verzameling bezit enkele vroege voorbeelden van de Koning James Bijbel, inclusief twee kopieën van de 1611 Bijbel.

    De huidige tentoonstelling spoort het voorgeslacht op van vroege met de hand geschreven manuscripten in Latijn door vertalingen in midden en modern Engels die tot de Koning James vertaling leidden na te gaan.

    Over the water to the West:

    The Quayle Bible Collection.

    Website: View Location on Map
    Details: 400 Years of the King James Bible, 1611-2011It would seem that the perfect recipe for dry writing would be to name a bunch of committees, appoint people who disagree fundamentally on the subject, give them very specific rules for working and encourage them to wrangle over every word and phrase. The King James Bible is the product of just such a process. And yet, it is hardly dry. It is quoted more often than nearly any other book, it is admired for its majesty and is embraced by people with differing biblical understandings.The Quayle Bible Collection owns several early examples of the King James Bible, including two copies of the 1611 Bible. The current exhibit traces its ancestry from early handwritten manuscripts in Latin through translations into middle and modern English that led up to the King James translation.This year, they will examine the influences of this Bible on subsequent translations, literature and popular culture to the present day.The Quayle Bible Collection is open for visits and tours by appointment by calling 785.594.8414 or e-mailing them at