(1611 pages) The most popular translation ever produced, this Bible was done during the reign and at the urging of King James the First of England. 47 scholars, divided into 6 groups, worked on this translation.
Based largely on the Bishop's Bible, many Hebrew and Greek texts were also studied as well as all other available English translations, to insure the best results. By choosing men of many different theological and educational backgrounds, it was hoped individual prejudices of the translators could be minimized.
Printed in a handy size and in clear type, the KJV was supposed to please clergy and congregation alike. Despite initial resistance, the KJV became and still is the largest selling translation of the Bible.