May 2 1611 – The King James Bible is Published for the First Time

May 2 1611 – The King James Bible is Published for the First TimeRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons After seven years of hard work by 47 scholars, Robert Parker sent the King James Bible to print on May 2, 1611. In commissioning the first complete English translation of Christianity’s most sacred book, the king hoped to end protests by the Puritan faction of the Church of England. The result, beyond simply an authoritative text on which to continue building the national religion, would have far-reaching influence on the language itself. More than two centuries earlier, philosopher and theologian John Wycliffe was the first Englishman to clamor for changing […]