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Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible: Welcome

This guide provides resources related to the 400 year history of the King James Bible, its translation and impact on language and literature.

Hays-Heighe House Exhibit

At the Hays-Heighe House in April 2013

Manifold Greatness:   
The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

This traveling exhibition tells the fascinating story of the origins, creation, and impact of the 1611 King James Bible, resulting in a new understanding of the book’s social, cultural, literary, and religious influence over four centuries.

See more information and exhibit hours at the Hays-Heighe House.

Timeline of the Bible In History

The King James Bible

"Its English is extraordinarily simple, pure, eloquent, and lovely. It is a mine of lordly and incomparable poetry, at once the most stirring and the most touching ever heard of”   H. L. Mencken 

King James Bible

Courtesy of King James Bible Online