Book Reviews of God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
God's Secretaries The Making of the King James Bible
Author: Adam Nicolson
ISBN-13: 9780060959753
ISBN-10: 0060959754
Publication Date: 3/2004
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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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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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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A book that is for the more scholarly minded person. Although the language is wonderful, it can be difficult to read at times.