Here you will find Old Testament and New Testament books of the Holy Bible KJV, the Apocrypha (missing books of the Bible) online, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Vulgate, as well as an overview of the original King James Bible. Overview of the original King James Bible: The original English version of the King James Bible (also called Authorized Version) was published in 1611 under the supervision of King James I of England. In 1604 King James I and "a conference of churchmen requested that the English Bible be revised because existing translations “were corrupt and not answerable to the truth of the original.” Previous versions were:
The Hebrew Bible (Canon) which has 24 books. One book was written for each of the 24 scrolls written in ancient times. There are 3 main sections of the Hebrew Bible: Torah (teaching) also called the Pentateuch (the Five Books of Moses) the Nev'im (Prophets) and the Ketuvim (Writings) often called the Tanakh which is a word that actually combines the first letter from the names of each of the three main divisions.
Septuagint (LLX) is the earliest record of the Greek translation of the original Hebrew Old Testament which was made for the Jewish community in Egypt. Translation of the Torah or Pentateuch which is the first five books of the Old Testament is said to have happened near the middle of the 3rd century BCE. The rest of the Old Testament was translated in the 2nd century BCE (2).
The Vulgate (Latin editio vulgata "common version") was translated by St. Jerome ( a leading Biblical scholar) who was commissioned in 382 by Pope Damasus. St. Jerome used the Septuagint Greek version of the Old Testament and made new Latin translations for the Psalms (Gallican Psalter), the Book of Job and several other books. The Gospels were first recognized in 383. In latter years, St. Jerome determined that the Septauagint was inadaquate and translated the entire Old Testament from the original Hebrew version which he finished in 405. The Vulgate is a Latin version of the Bible used by the Roman Catholic Church (4).
The Great Bible authorized by Henry VIII (1538) was said to contain many inconsistencies.
The Bishops Bible (1568) failed to gain wide acceptance and failed to get the official authorization of Queen Elizabeth (who reinstated Protestantism in the Church of England) but The Bishops Bible was highly regarded by clergy.
The Geneva Bible (1557; first published in England in 1576) was the most popular English translation among Puritans during this period. The Geneva Bible was made by English Protestants who were living in exile during Queen Mary's (who tried to restore Roman Catholicism in England ) persecutions and as such it was never authorized by the crown.
Recognizing a need for a new authorized translation King James I took on the project with 54 revisers (records show that only 47 scholars participated) who were organized into six companies in Westminster, Oxford, and Cambridge, all of which worked on assigned sections of the Bible separate of the others. Richard Bancroft the Archbishop of Canterbury (1544-1610) was the overseer and established doctrinal conventions for translators. The new Bible was published in 1611.(1). Read, study, and share. Click the links below to view the King James Version. Dear Members and Viewers, "I pray that the following books in the Holy Bible enrich your life in a way that inspires you to be Christ like,gives you love, joy, blessings, happiness, peace, faith, fruits of the spirit, and enlightens your path as it has mine. God bless you". Warmest Regards, Rev. Penny Dean Note: I receive a small commission from eligible purchases made from ads on this website which is how I keep this site up and running.