King James Version (KJV) Bible History
In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started. It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526). The Authorized Version, or King James Version, quickly became the standard for English-speaking Protestants.
Emerging at a high point in the English Renaissance, the King James Bible held its own among some of the most celebrated literary works in the English language (think William Shakespeare). Its majestic cadences would inspire generations of artists, poets, musicians and political leaders, while many of its specific phrases worked their way into the fabric of the language itself. Even now, more than four centuries after its publication, the King James Bible remains the most famous Bible translation in history—and one of the most printed books ever.
The read version of the King James Bible is availabe as a Podcast on Spotify or as an RSS feed or directly in the ITunes app. On Android devices players such as Googe Podcasts or Podcast Addict can be used for listening to our Podcasts. The Podcast follows the KJV 1 year reading plan available online.