How many scholars were involved with the work of translation for the King James Bible?

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Strictly speaking, the King James Bible was not produced entirely as a newly translated work. To a considerable extent, the Bible relied on existing translations which the scholars checked from time to time against earlier Greek and Latin works.

Forty-seven men are known to have been engaged in it. These were divided into six companies: two each meeting at Oxford, Westminster, and Cambridge. The first Westminster company was assigned the Old Testament as far as 2 Kings; the second had the Epistles. The first Cambridge company had 2 Chronicles to Ecclesiastes; the second had the Apocryphal books. The first Oxford company was assigned the prophetical books, from Isaiah to Malachi; and the second was given the four Gospels, the Acts and Revelation.
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How many books are in the King James Bible?

The King James Bible (KJV) Bible is divided into two main sections:the Old Testament and the New Testament. The entire ProtestantBible is made up of 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. Old Testament The first five books of the Bible are known as the Pentateuch (orTorah from Hebrew scriptures). " (MORE)

How many verses are in the King James Bible?

Answer There are about 31,240 verses in the Bible, including 137 that are actually unnumbered. However, there are various versions of the Bible, and some books that are included in some versions have been excluded in others, so they don't all have exactly the same number of verses. For more info (MORE)

How many words are in the King James Bible?

According to a word count program that I wrote (I also used wc inLinux in case you don't trust my coding and it came up with thesame answer) the King James Bible has 823,156 words. Other countsshow the number of words as 783,137 so the ball park count is ~800kwords. This is based on a text file of (MORE)

How many words in the King James Bible?

According to a word count program that I wrote (I also used wc in Linux in case you don't trust my coding and it came up with the same answer) the King James Bible has 823,156 words. This is based on a text file of the King James Bible I downloaded just to have a bunch of words around. I don't kn (MORE)

How many letters in the King James Bible?

I confirmed these numbers with the Bible Analyzer Machine - link is given. 3,228,076 Maximum Amount of Letters in The King James 1769. 3222437 Letters, Psalms Introduction Sum is 4199 w/Hebrew,. The NT Endings Sum is 926 - 490 --- of Book Names w/the 'I' -. 24 Old Testament--New Testament All Tot (MORE)

How many letters are in the King James Bible?

The King James version of the Bible contains ..... 789,649 individual words - excluding the names of the books ....... 12,842 different words - taking plurals and possessives as 'different' - shepherd, shepherd's, shepherds, and shepherds' are seen as 4 'different' words. . The ten most fre (MORE)

What are the translation errors found in King James Version of the Bible?

The most obvious translations errors are of the words translated into the English words hell, everlasting, eternal, torment. This is due to the fact that the Church of England people liked to threaten the Catholics with hell and the Catholics liked to threaten the Church of England with hell. In 161 (MORE)

What were the instructions to the King James Bible translators?

The instructions given by King James to the translators were: . The ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops' Bible, to be followed, and as little altered as the original will permit. . The names of the prophets and the holy writers, with the other names in the text, to be re (MORE)

Why did King James have a new Bible translation commissioned?

When James I. Succeeded Elizabeth in 1603, there were at least three popular English-language versions of the Bible in use: The Geneva Bible, the Great Bible and the Bishop's Bible. One group, known as Conformists, was satisfied with things as then found and was willing to conform to existing usages (MORE)

How many words in King James bible?

The King James Bible was originally published in 1611 under theorder of King James of England. There are 783,137 words in thisversion of the Bible.

Is the King James Bible translated from Hebrew scripture?

Here is a one-sentence answer to your question. "The KJV was the result of the combined efforts of about fifty scholars who took into consideration the Tyndale, Coverdale, Matthews, Great, Geneva and Rheims Bibles." You should really search the history of the English Bible. Beginning in 1400 BC wi (MORE)

What year did King James Translate the bible?

At the 1604 Hampton Court Conference James 1 was persuaded (by moderate puritans) that a new translation was needed and ordered work to begin. It was completed nearly 400 years ago in 1611

Were the translators of the King James Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit?

Answer There was never any suggestion that the translators of the King James Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit. King James gave them quite specific instructions on how to go about their task, including that their work should be consistent with the existing Bishop's Bible as much as practicable. (MORE)

Is there more than one King James Bible translation?

Answer The original King James Version of the Bible was published in 1611. The first edition of the Authorized Version from which the Apocrypha was omitted appeared in 1666. In 1769 the Oxford University Press published an edition of the King James version in which many small changes were made: ( (MORE)

Did the translators of the King James Version of the Bible believe that their finished work was perfect and entirely without error?

One of the instructions given to the translators was to follow the Bishops' Bible as closely as possible, otherwise to use Tyndale's, Coverdale's, Matthew's, Whitchurch's or the Geneva Bible. The King James Bible was not so much a new translation, but a revision of existing English translations. Ano (MORE)

When did King James translate the Bible?

Hoping to get rid of the Geneva Bible translation in England, because of it's radical marginal notes, and so a 'modern' English Bible could be read in the churches, King James authorized this new translation in 1604 and it was finally published in 1611 in Great Britain. It was based on what is ref (MORE)

Did king James translate the first Hebrew Bible?

No. King James didn't translate any bible. He hired biblical scholars to translate the bible. The KJV wasn't the first English bible version. The Bishops bible, the Geneva bible, among others were translated first.

Was there information lost during the translation of the King James Version of the bible?

There was no inadvertent loss of information, and the King James Version (KJV) is no doubt an improvement on the Bishops' Bible that preceded it. In their address to the readers, the translators themselves say: "Truly , we never thought, from the beginning ... that we should need to make a new trans (MORE)

Did Shakespeare help translate the King James bible?

No. Because it was done at about the same time, there are similarities in style and vocabulary, but Shakespeare was not a scholar nor a translator. He did not have the skill to do the translation: he had "little Latin and less Greek". He also does not appear to have been particularly interested in r (MORE)

What method did King James use to translate the bible?

The King James bible was created out of the Textus Receptus translation and the Vulgate for most of the new testament, the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint were used to help translate the old testament. To actually translate it, King James set up several committees made out of language scholars to (MORE)

Is King James bible translated into spanish?

The short answer is no. However, there is a close relationship between Reina-Valera Version of 1602 and the 1611Authorized King James Version. Expanded Answer The King's translators acknowledged several sources which were used to produce the Authorized Version. These were given, "through the go (MORE)

Was the word mothership ever translated in the King James Bible?

No. In the King James version the only words which contain 'mother' are the word - mother - appears 245 times the word - mother's - appears 75 times the word - mothers - appears 7 times the word - mothers' - appears once and the word - grandmother - appears once -- However, 'mothersh (MORE)

What is the translation of the bible in the King James version for protestants?

I don't understand what the question is supposed to mean. James himself was, as required by English law, Protestant, and the translation that came to be known by his name was intended for use by the Church of England (and, I suppose, the Scottish kirk... also not Roman Catholic... as well) so the ph (MORE)

Is the King James version a correct translation of the bible?

Those who use it would say yes, while those who use other translations would say no. As words have meanings beyond their exact meaning, meanings which depend on the context in which they are used, and the idioms of the people who wrote them (which may have changed over time) we can never be sure if (MORE)

Why did king James need to translate the bible into English?

The King Jame Version "Dedication" explains: "... There are infinite arguments of this right christian and religious affection in Your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and prepetuated desire of accomplishing and publishing of this work , which now with al (MORE)

What year did King James the first translate the Bible to english?

The King James Version was published in 1611. The first translations into Anglo-Saxon of portions of the Bible were made around A.D. 700; some 900 years before the KJV was published. Bishop Aldhelm of Sherbore translated the Psalms, which were then put into verse form by traveling bards so that they (MORE)

Why did King James have the bible translated into English?

The bible had already been translated to English by at least 3 different people by the time King James authorized his version. John Wycliffe translated it to English about 250 yrs before but was persecuted by the church. King James needed a universal official translation.

Was King James I responsible for a very popular English translation of the Bible?

He didn't personally do the translation himself, but James I (of England and Ireland) and VI (of Scotland) did commission a translation of the Bible in 1604 which was completed in 1611. What most people today call "the King James Version" is actually properly called "the standard text of 1769", a (MORE)

Was King James version translated from the original bible manuscripts?

The Bible was written over a period of at least 14 centuries, and it's doubtful that "the original manuscript" for, say, the Pentateuch even still existed by the time the New Testament was being written, let alone by the time the King James translation was started. Bottom line: no, it wasn't. It (MORE)

Who were the Kings in the King James Bible?

King James of England seperated from the Catholic Church and made his own copy of the Bible called The King James Version in 1611. If you're talking about the kings of Israel and Judah...you can find that in any standard Bible.

Who translated the book of psalms in the king James bible?

Many scholars translated the KJB for King James, but by the time they finished working on it, the language they used was already outdated slightly. I don't think just one scholar translated the Psalms, I think it was more of a collective thing.

What is the difference between the King James Bible and the New World Translation of the Bible?

As the King James Bible was translated in 1611 it uses dated/confusing language and expressions. E.g. The word let means to stop in the KJV. Today it means to allow. The word shambles means a mess today, back then it meant a meat market. Any subject you study you would use modern up to date notes/t (MORE)

Who was the main translator of the King James Bible?

Of the original 54 men chosen to translate the King James Bible, only 47 finished the more than seven-year project, which was governed by very strict rules of translation. The translators were scholarly men who were experts in the biblical languages, and they were convinced of the inerrant and autho (MORE)

Do you believe the King James Version is the true translation of the Bible and all others are fake?

A: No English translation of the Bible is entirely true to the original texts. The King James Bible is actually one of the less accurate translations. In some cases, it uses italics where the translators realised that their translation was not accurate, or where they were unsure of the original me (MORE)

How many laws are in the King James Bible?

If by laws you mean Commands of God, then all 613 of them and thecivil and sacrificial laws are in this version. Additionally, Jesusadded that we are to love each other as He has loved us.

Why was the Greek word pascha translated Easter in the King James Bible?

Unfortunately, when the King James Bible was translated from Greekto English, or when it was updated later, some mistranslationsoccurred. Reasons for this are not known, but they may haveoccurred because the translators used words that were based ontheir own understanding, rather than what the words (MORE)