About My King James Bible

James Charles Stuart

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  Born June 19, 1566 .   

He was King of Scotland as James VI from July 24, 1567 until 1625.

He became King of England and Ireland as James I; upon the union of the Scottish and English crowns.on 

March 24,1603. 

He held all three crowns until his death in 1625.

  

Contrary to popular belief; he did not write the Bible. 

He merely authorized it to be translated, printed and circulated in the English language. 

57 year and 246 day, reign as King.

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Reigning longer than any of his predecessors. 

He achieved most of his aims in Scotland, but faced great difficulties in England; including the Gunpowder Plot in 1605


The Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason; was a failed assassination attempt against King James I, by a group of Jesuits 

led by Robert Catesby.

The Gunpowder Treason Plot

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 The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on November 5, 1605; in an attempt to stop the Holy Bible in English from becoming a reality.   James'’s nine-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state. Catesby was ordered to embark on the scheme after Catholic tolerance under King James had faded, leaving many English Catholics disappointed. The Jesuit conspiracy to stop the King James Bible from happening.

Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes

Fawkes had 10 years of military fighting experience, so

he was given charge of the explosives. 


About midnight on November 4, 1605; Fawkes was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder and arrested. Most of the conspirators fled from London as they learned of the plot'’s discovery.


Several made a stand against the pursuing Sheriff of Worcester and his posse at Holbeche House; in the ensuing battle, Catesby was shot and killed.


At their trial on January 27, 1606. Eight of the survivors, including Fawkes, were sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. 


The thwarting of the Gunpowder Plot is commemorated by special public events such as the ringing of church bells; and burning of Guy Fawkes in effigy to this day; every November Fifth.

The King James Version (KJV)

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also known as the King James Bible (KJB) or simply the Authorized Version (AV), is an English translation of the original Hebrew and Greek transcripts. 


Begun in 1604 and published in 1611, the 39 books of the Old Testament; (From Hebrew) and 27 books of the New Testament

(From Greek) was exactingly translated by 47 scholars. 


Over the course of the 18th century, the Authorized Version supplanted the Latin Vulgate as the standard version of scripture for the English-speaking society. 

KJV Today

My KJV Bible

With the development of stereotype printing at the beginning of the 19th century, this version of the Bible became the most widely printed book in history, almost all such printings after 1769 were extensively re-edited by Benjamin Blayney at Oxford, and nearly always omitting the books of the Apocrypha.  


The unqualified title "“King James Version"” usually indicates this Oxford standard text. 

Every word in the Bible is true and accurate; it has the beginning; all you need to know of the middle, and just how it is going to end; contained, still within it.