Produced by a committee of 50-odd scholars who labored for about seven years at the behest of James I, the Bible known as the King James Version appears forever young as it turns 400. On Eagles’ Wings tells the story of this iconic Bible from the moment of its conception in January 1604 to its last scholarly revision in 2005. Join Dr. Liana Lupas, Curator of the Rare Bible Collection @ MOBIA, as she presents milestones in translation, printing, typography and illustration, and reveals the secrets behind one of the most celebrated books in the English-speaking world.
52 Bibles are discussed in this eight-part series.
On Eagles’ Wings: The King James Bible Turns 400 – on view at the Museum of Biblical Art July 8 – October 16, 2011