By Laurence M. Vance, Ph.D. This collection of twenty-seven essays on the subjects of King James, his Bible, and its translators is the result of painstaking, original research, with a strict emphasis on primary sources. Second Edition includes revisions and new content. 384 pages.
This collection of essays on the subjects of King James, his Bible, and its translators is the result of painstaking, original research, with a strict emphasis on primary sources. Fifteen of these twenty-seven essays appeared in the first edition of this book. All but two have been revised for publication in this new edition. Seven of the twelve new essays appear here for the first time. The other five have been previously published, but four of them have likewise been revised for publication here.
The first four essays relate to the origin of King James's Bible. Essays five through ten relate to the translators and their work. Essays eleven through fifteen explore the translators' finished product. Essays sixteen through nineteen deal with the nature of the Authorize Version in the context of English Bible history. Essays twenty through twenty-six address certain issues that relate to the Authorized Version. The last essay provides an overview of the King James Bible that was specifically written to commemorate its 400th anniversary.
These essays are not a rephrasing or a retelling of what can readily be found in a standard work on English Bible history. In fact, some of them are designed to correct the errors and misconceptions that are unfortunately too prevalent in the material written about the Authorized Version.
by Laurence M. Vance, Ph.D. 384 pages.
Laurence M. Vance, Ph.D., holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. Dr. Vance is an author, a publisher, a lecturer, a freelance writer, the editor of the Classic Reprints series, and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute. He holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. The author of twenty-four books, he has contributed over 600 articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.
Vance's writings have appeared in a diverse group of publications including the Ancient Baptist Journal, Bible Editions & Versions, Campaign for Liberty, LewRockwell.com, the Independent Review, the Free Market, Liberty, Chronicles, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, the Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, the Review of Biblical Literature, Freedom Daily, and the New American. His writing interests include economics, taxation, politics, government spending and corruption, theology, English Bible history, Greek grammar, and the folly of war. He is a regular columnist, blogger, and book reviewer for LewRockwell.com, and writes a column for the Future of Freedom Foundation.
Vance is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Grace Evangelical Society, and the International Society of Bible Collectors, and is a policy adviser of the Future of Freedom Foundation and an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Laurence M. Vance
Feb 1, 2016