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When James I. succeeded Elizabeth in 1603, there were at least three popular versions of The Bible at that time: The Geneva Bible, the Great Bible and the Bishop's Bible.

His instructions to the translators were that the ordinary Bible read in the Church, commonly called the Bishops' Bible, was to be followed and as little altered as the original will permit. These translations to be used, when they agree better with the text than the Bishops' Bible: Tyndale's, Coverdale's, Matthew's [Rogers'], Whitchurch's [Cranmer's] and the Geneva Bible. In other words, the translators were to use existing English translations to the extent possible, given their acknowledged flaws, comparing the Bishops' Bible to the available Greek copies and, if necessary, make improvements by reference to lesser versions or by using direct translation where necessary.

The translators of the King James Version did not use the Hebrew texts for the Old Testament, and would have had great difficulty in reading them. Even the Greek texts available to them, for both the Old Testament and the New Testament, were not the same as earlier Greek texts since discovered.

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Who has the original Bible and where is it?

the origional bible created by constintine was destroyed. it was prevously held at the temple of alexandria. when the temple was burned the bible was burned with it. another copy of the bible is known as the codex gigas or devil's bible (because of a massive drawing of the devil in it. it is now in a library in stockholm but is not translated in english. the other versions of the bible are the popular king james version(the 66 canonized texts), the Ethiopian bible (which includes jubilees) and the catholic bible(which includes Maccabees and a few other apocryphal texts that the catholic church were on the fence as to weather or not to include in the original 66)


How many languages are the Bible written in?

The Bible has been translated into over 700 languages, making it one of the most translated books in the world. The original texts of the Bible were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.


Has the bible been translated in Greek?

No, the Bible was not translated into Greek. The original texts of the Old Testament were primarily written in Hebrew, while the New Testament was written in Greek. However, there have been translations of the Bible from its original languages into modern Greek for the benefit of Greek-speaking readers.


What Bible came before King James version?

The Old testament came from the Hebrew and Aramaic texts called the Massaratic text and the New testament came from the Greek text called the Received Text or the Majority text. Because this Bible was translated from these texts is why it is the most reliable.The Geneva Bible existed before the King James as well as a German Bible from Martin Luther and Tyndale's Bible in England.


What are the different types of writings in the bible?

The original scrolls and texts before the bible was translated to English was Hebrew writing and Greek writing, with some Aramaic and some Chaldee. Scrolls in synogogues are typically, if not always, written in the original languages. In terms of genre, there is history, poetry, prophecy, and perhaps others.

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Who has the original Bible and where is it?

the origional bible created by constintine was destroyed. it was prevously held at the temple of alexandria. when the temple was burned the bible was burned with it. another copy of the bible is known as the codex gigas or devil's bible (because of a massive drawing of the devil in it. it is now in a library in stockholm but is not translated in english. the other versions of the bible are the popular king james version(the 66 canonized texts), the Ethiopian bible (which includes jubilees) and the catholic bible(which includes Maccabees and a few other apocryphal texts that the catholic church were on the fence as to weather or not to include in the original 66)


How many languages are the Bible written in?

The Bible has been translated into over 700 languages, making it one of the most translated books in the world. The original texts of the Bible were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.


Has the bible been translated in Greek?

No, the Bible was not translated into Greek. The original texts of the Old Testament were primarily written in Hebrew, while the New Testament was written in Greek. However, there have been translations of the Bible from its original languages into modern Greek for the benefit of Greek-speaking readers.


What Bible came before King James version?

The Old testament came from the Hebrew and Aramaic texts called the Massaratic text and the New testament came from the Greek text called the Received Text or the Majority text. Because this Bible was translated from these texts is why it is the most reliable.The Geneva Bible existed before the King James as well as a German Bible from Martin Luther and Tyndale's Bible in England.


When was the Jerusalem Bible translated?

The Jersualem Bible was translated from the ancient texts, but compared to La Bible de Jerusalem and published in 1966 so it was translated in the late 1950's and the early 1960's.


When was Jerusalem Bible translated?

The Jersualem Bible was translated from the ancient texts, but compared to La Bible de Jerusalem and published in 1966 so it was translated in the late 1950's and the early 1960's.


When did Peter get saved on the King James Bible?

I don't think this is explicitly stated. Regardless, it would be the same in all translations as well as the original Greek (or Aramaic) texts.


What are the different types of writings in the bible?

The original scrolls and texts before the bible was translated to English was Hebrew writing and Greek writing, with some Aramaic and some Chaldee. Scrolls in synogogues are typically, if not always, written in the original languages. In terms of genre, there is history, poetry, prophecy, and perhaps others.


What are the three most translated sacred texts in the world?

The Bible, The Bhagavad-Gita, and the Tao Te Ching.


How do you treat Christianity Sacred texts?

Sacred texts of any religion should be treated with respect. If the question refers to "treatment" as to mean the validity of such texts, the reader will probably know that most of these texts are translations and the primary sources before translation can be thousands of years old. In the case of the Christian Bible, this book includes both the writings in Hebrew of events before the birth of Christ. This is referred to as the Old Testament by Christians. Included in the Christian Bible are texts written after the death of Christ. Here the original language was in ancient Greek and Aromatic. Throughout time the translations of the Christian Bible have differed. Some Bibles were translated from the original languages mentioned, into Latin, and then translated into specific languages such as French or English. Biblical scholars have varying views on the authors of certain texts and have answers at times why a controversy exists.


Has the newer King James bibles words been changed?

Some would argue that while the vocabulary and grammar hadbeen updated, the meaning has not. The New King James Bible is a modern translation of Holy Scripture in which the translators aimed to retain the "purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James".The New King James Bible based its translation on the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts including the Dead Sea Scrolls.


What Bible was there before the King James Bible?

We must first realize that the King James Bible is the only translation of the Bible into English straight directly from the textas receptas(the recieved texts of the Bible in the original languages). All the others like the NIV, NKJV, NAV etc...were all taken from the KJV and added to, compermised or twisted in some way to "accomadate" this "new evangelical church movment" and its fallowers that are emerging. From the textas receptas the thealogians, philosaphers, and pastors translated it into English for the first time. Then it went threw a purification process were seven times(was fortold in the Bible) it was re written to be sure that it matched up with the original but just in a different language. The seventh of course was the KJV. Psalmal 12:6 KJV