In April this year, The Bodleian Library of Oxford University first published Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible. The book is collaboration between the famous Oxford Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC in honor of the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible. The libraries provided the illustrations of books, manuscripts, and other material, and leading scholars provided the text.
The Folger Library has an online video series which we have been sharing here on Hollywood Jesus. You can watch these in our KJV@400 archives. Just click on the links provided at the end of this article.
The American version of Manifold Greatness is being distributed by the University of Chicago, and had been expected to be released in May. Due to some unforeseen difficulties, the release was delayed. I am happy to announce that the American edition became available last Friday, July 15. Ask for it from your favorite bookseller. I have a copy in hand and hope to publish a review very soon.
Links to articles with the videos:
- Libraries Team up to Cover KJB Anniversary
- England’s Indecisive Reformation
- Documenting the Translators’ Meticulous Process
- Early Seventeenth Century Printing
- Various Formats Sell the Book
- Libraries Join Forces to Create Exhibition