Several months ago I saw a “Bible” on display in an antique shop with the publication date of 1855. Following the instruction on the sign, I slipped on the Sworkski gloves and took a peek inside, noticing the price tag to the left side of the book.
Inside this Holy Bible containing both Old and New Testaments, I found on the title page that it was translated out of the original tongues with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
(Below) is a photograph of a Holy Bible that I found in a box of books in a yard sale a long time ago, so I brought it home for safe keeping. It’s small size, measuring 3 x 5 inches, comfortably fits in the psalm of my hand.
It was printed in 1910 by A. J. Holman Company and has the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongue and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
This past week I was fortunate to have seen the exhibit of the Manifold Greatness celebrating “The King James Bible” at The Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers, Georgia. The panels will be on display there until July 12th. They follow “The Long Road to the King James Bible.” This location is the final stop on this tour (2011-2013). You can read more about it on: http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/
Featured on one of the panels in the “Manifold Greatness exhibit” is the above photographic image of a pamphlet, printed in London in the twentieth century, that spread the “myth” of Shakespeare as Bible translator.
And, downstairs in the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library I felt honored to have been present on June 7th when Michael Morgan, featured “his personal collection of Bibles” and gave a presentation about all of them called “The Origins of the King James Bible.” With his permission, below I am showing you only a few “of the many” that he had on display.
Michael enjoys sharing them with others and telling the story surrounding each one in his collection. And believe me, each one of these bibles has its own unique story.
King James Bible’s folded engraving by John Ogilby (above)
The Second Authorized English Bible, The Bishops’ Bible 1568 (above), Authorized to be Read in Churches.
The Authorized Version or King James Bible published in 1611 (above)
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, June 7, 2013