National Geographic Features the King James Bible and Its Legacy

This month, the King James Bible is featured in National Geographic Magazine. You can read the entire article here. The article is written by Adam Nicolson, author of God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible.

For some reason the global impact of the KJV morphs into a discussion of Rastafarianism. But the article is a worthwhile read, nonetheless. My thanks go to James Snapp for alerting me to this article.


3 thoughts on “National Geographic Features the King James Bible and Its Legacy

  1. John D. Chitty December 1, 2011 / 1:08 am

    I’m sure it’s just the National Geographic editors themselves who insisted on the two narratives of how the KJV is used by varying modern types of people (American Cowboy preacers and Rastafarians). So much more could have been said, which we’ve all read before, but not necessarily the wider readership of National Geographic. But they have to score points with the crowd who expect to see some hand wringing about nineteenth century slavery in conjunction with any discussion of the King James Version. So the discussion morphs into American history rather than information about the KJV itself and its history. There is more to its history than the fact that white folks used it to justify chattel slavery in the 1800’s.

  2. Leonardo January 23, 2012 / 7:22 am


    Is there an up to date translation of the Geneva Bible?

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