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God's Secretaries : The Making of the King James Bible
God's Secretaries The Making of the King James Bible
Author: Adam Nicolson
A net of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson and Bacon; of the Gunpowder Plot; the worst outbreak of the plague England had ever seen; Arcadian landscapes; murderous, toxic slums; and, above all, of sometimes overwhelming religious passion. Jacobean England was both more godly and less god...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060185169
ISBN-10: 0060185163
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 304
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3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Nicolson is far to in love with his subject to be objective, however toward the end he begins to concentrate on the beauty of the language and the surrounding Jacobean times. I do not recommend this book as an objective commentary on the King James Bible but it is a great exploration of the times in which it was translated.
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The social and political contexts in which this amazingly diverse and large committee made the translation for King James conveys a great sense of the "Englishness" of the period as well as its wonderful intrigue with the details of language, linquistic and semantic that produced a Bible translation as if written by one voice.
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