The "Word is God" at Shakespeare's theatre

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Tuesday 29, March 2011 | Category:  

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William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London is calling its 2011 season "The Word is God" and will mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with a cover-to-cover reading between Palm Sunday, April 17 and Easter Monday, April 25, reports Ecumenical News International. That's a total of about 3.5 million words.

The King James Version of the Bible, named after King James I of England, who called for a new translation of scripture from the original Greek and Hebrew, was first published in 1611 and underwent major revisions in in the 18th and 19th centuries. The 1885 "Revised Edition" was the basis of the 1901 American Standard Version which in turn became the Revised and New Revised Standard version, one of the most widely used Bibles in the English-speaking world.


Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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