Friday, May 2, 2008

A Little Bit of Trivia

From Today in Literature:

On this day in 1611 the King James Bible was published. The first "Authorized" Bibles were in 16" x 11" editions — most churches chained them to the pulpit — but the personal-sized edition followed soon after.

The edition that is now found in nearly every hotel room, was not happily received by some early readers.

"Tell His Majesty that I had rather be rent in pieces with wild horses, than any such translation by my consent should be urged upon poor churches,” wrote one scholar asked for comment.

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