The debate over which English translation of The Bible is the best translation continues to this day. Many people believe the 1611 King James Version is the only accurate translation. Without question, the KJV is the lasting legacy of this Scottish/English king.

On the other hand, a distinction must be made between the king - who was a mere man with foibles and frailties - and The Bible translation he authorized:

  • King James made mistakes.

  • Rumors about his personal life are not simply modern concoctions.

  • Letters he wrote survive. They speak for themselves.

  • Conclusions about the evidence - and its meaning - have been (and will be) debated for centuries.

But those issues - and facts about the man himself - pale in comparison to one overriding subject. King James authorized a treasure which remains as important today as it was four centuries ago.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5155stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jun 01, 2002

Updated Last Revision: Dec 22, 2013

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