Understanding the Language
King James Bible was first published in 1611. At the time it was meant
to be read aloud in the church so everyone could understand and share in the bible.
After four hundred years the English language has evolved and we no longer speak
this way but in 1611 people did not exactly speak that way either. Much of the King James Bible’s
style is due to its faithful translation of the underlying Hebrew and Greek texts.
The King James Bible is different from most modern day Bibles as it was
translated from different manuscripts. Most modern day Bibles leave out many crucial
verses and change the meaning of words to satisfy copyright laws. Despite the early modern
English style of the King James Bible it is much closer to the original
Hebrew and Greek texts than most translations today. For more information in the
reliability of the King James Bible
Language Guides and Information
- The Language of the King James Version brings the English closer to
the Hebrew and
Beginner's Language Guide
- This guide will help the beginner gain a basic grasp of the grammar
and vocabulary of the KJV.