King James Bible 400th Anniversary Celebrated

By on Nov 18, 2011 in Europe, Events, World Comments
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To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, a ceremony participated by Queen Elizabeth II was held at London‘s Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

The queen was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, and son, Prince Charles. About 2,000 other guests were said to be present in the ceremony.

Dr. Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, reportedly paid tribute to the “extraordinary” and “abiding importance” of the bible.

“The temptation is always there for the modern translator to look for strategies that make the text more accessible and when that temptation comes, it doesn’t hurt to turn for a moment… to this extraordinary text,” Williams was quoted as saying.

King James Bible was assembled by 47 translators in six committees working in London, Cambridge and Oxford, reports said.

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