The Bible

The Bible

Authorized King James Version

Book - 1997
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Oxford University Press
The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately held views that have affected not merely religion, but politics, art, and even science.
This unique edition offers an exciting new approach to the most influential of all English biblical texts--the Authorized King James Version, complete with the Apocrypha. Its wide-ranging Introduction and the substantial notes to each book of the Bible guide the reader through the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological issues, using the most up-to-date scholarship to demonstrate how and why the Bible has affected the literature, art and general culture of the English-speaking world.
The Bible: Authorized King James Version also includes the latest biblical research, evaluated and put into context as well as discussing centuries of critical opinion. A non-sectarian, historical approach makes it suitable for a wide range of readers. A Glossary of terms used in the Notes and six maps of the Holy Land further illuminate the meaning of this most culturally influential version of the Bible.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780192835253
Characteristics: lxxiv, 1039, 248, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Carroll, Robert P.
Prickett, Stephen


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Nov 24, 2018

Cool fact: the universe:
Verse=a spoken sentence
The universe is “a single spoken sentence”
. Everything around us points to the fact that God’s not dead, Jesus is alive, and HE’S COMING SOON! Who’s looking forward to His return? 

Jul 25, 2016

According to the Dewey Decimal system article in Wikipedia:

Class 200 Religion
220 Bible

In the Edmonton Public Library catalogue (which might apply to all BiblioCommons library consortium catalogues)

200 is Religion & Mythology

Apr 11, 2014

The greatest book of all time: God's spoken Word

nickgharabaghi Apr 07, 2014

I am disappointed that the Bible is listed under Non-Fiction when there are multiple views as to the creation of the universe and mankind. Who is to say that the Christian view is the correct one, when there are others, such as the Big Bang, the Steady-State Theory, and many others. Until we have conclusive evidence as to the creation of the universe and mankind, I suggest that the Bible be placed under Fiction, or that a new category be created for religious texts only. Either way, please suspend the Bible from Non-Fiction.

Feb 25, 2014

A lot of great philosophies.


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Jun 09, 2014

God: Moses!
Moses: Who, me? I stutter!
God: I will have Aaron speak for you
Moses( Thought): Drat! There is no way I can get out of this.

Apr 11, 2014

'How can a young man keep his heart pure? By guarding it according to you word.' Psalms 119: 9

nickgharabaghi Apr 07, 2014

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.


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Nov 24, 2018

rebeccaleahross thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Apr 11, 2014

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