King-james-version meaning

(biblical, Christianity) A translation, published in 1611, of the Bible from the original Hebrew (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) commissioned for the Church of England, which is the version most quoted and influential in English literature and English Protestant religious culture.
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Origin of king-james-version

  • Named for James I of England (James VI of Scotland), who authorized the production of a new English translation of the Bible.

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