The Bible in English


The King James Version of the English Bible is accepted as one of the greatest books in our history. It not only provided the form of religious belief for generations of English-speaking people, but it shaped the language we all speak. But how was this Bible created? Who were the people responsible for the words we all know and love? This talk explores the story of how the Bible was translated from Latin by William Tyndale and his successors. It is unkindly observed that nothing good was ever created by a committee, but that is how the King James Bible came into the world. Fifty men, of very different temperaments and backgrounds, achieved far more than the sum of their individual talents: they produced a work of perfection.