The King James Bible: A Translation for the Ages



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This copy of the King James Version, a large quarto edition printed in Cambridge in 1762, is considered to be the "standard" edition of the King James Version, becoming, along with the Blayney Oxford edition of 1769, the foundation of the modern King James Bible. Led by Dr. Thomas Paris as editor, this was the first edition of the KJV with standardized spelling, based on Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1755. As well, the language was modernized, marginal references were expanded, and previous printing errors were removed.

Photo credit: Scott Huck, university photographer