This year, we celebrate the 400th anniversary the King James Version of the Bible. This popular edition of the Bible has been translated into well over 100 languages. The LDS Edition of the King James Version of the Bible was published in 1979.
The anniversary this year is a chance to bring this important volume of Christian scripture to the spotlight as groups around the globe study and commemorate the KJV Bible’s immeasurable effect on humankind.
- Next week (February 23–24), the Religious Studies Center at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, is sponsoring an academic symposium on the role of the King James translation of the Bible in the Restoration of the gospel.
- Read more about the KJV Bible in a linguistic, rhetorical, historical, cultural, and religious context in this Deseret News article. Here’s another interesting article in LDSLiving magazine.
- Listen to a BYU professor of ancient scripture discuss the Bible’s history.
- Read an article from the January 2011 Ensign about the historical context of the New Testament.
- Learn more about the Bible’s role in members’ lives.
- Read the full text of the LDS version of the King James Bible online at scriptures.lds.org. While there, you can also listen to a high-quality recording of the Bible. When in any chapter, just click Listen in the right margin, or click Download to get your own MP3 file for listening offline. (If you want to download entire books, or the whole Bible at once, you can get a convenient .zip file at audio.lds.org).
- You may also be interested in watching the video “That Promised Day: The Coming Forth of the LDS Scriptures.”
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