Dating an old kjv bible
This version, known as the Vulgate, became the standard Bible of Christianity for many centuries.
None of the original writings of the OT or NT still exist.
The mainstream modern Bible versions have been translated by teams of highly qualified Bible scholars who have diligently done their very best to convey the true meaning of the ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts to the modern reader.
These modern translations have been adopted by many churches, both Protestant and Catholic, for use in worship.
A Greek translation of the OT, called the Septuagint, was produced between 200 and 100 B. for the benefit of Greek-speaking Jews in Alexandria, Egypt. These books are also known as the deuterocanonical books.
These Jewish books were included in many versions of the Septuagint in circulation as the New Testament was being formed, but they were excluded from the official canon of Judaism, established about 100 A. Today, the books of the Apocrypha are included in Catholic versions of the OT, but not in most Protestant versions.
Still others say the KJV is a literal and accurate translation while later versions were rewritten to suit the biases of the publishers.
Despite some sentiment favoring the KJV, the great majority of Bible scholars and Christians reject all these objections as being based on faulty facts and reasoning, and they do not consider the KJV to be more accurate or more sacred than other translations.
The New Testament canon was formally adopted by the Synod of Carthage in 397 A. In 405, a Latin translation of the Old and New Testaments was completed.
s and contains books of the Law, history of Israel, wisdom, and prophecy. The , a group of fifteen late OT books, was written during the period 170 B. The people of first century Palestine, including Jesus, spoke the Aramaic language. The early church leaders gradually assembled these writings into what is now known as the New Testament.
The events of the OT (excluding Genesis 1-11) occurred roughly between 1800 B. However, early Christian writings were written entirely in Greek, the universal language of the Roman Empire at that time. They included books they believed were written by eyewitnesses to the events narrated, while rejecting many other early Christian writings.
It was officially known as the Authorized Version (AV), but it was also known informally as the King James Bible or King James Version (KJV).
The KJV is considered a masterpiece of English literature, both scholarly and stylistically.
The KJV, itself, has been updated several times: in 1629, 1638, 1762, and 1769.