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Holy Bible: King James Version (Collins Gems) Paperback – 18 Jan 1973


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Collins; Pocket ed edition (18 Jan 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0005105692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0005105696
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 28 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,773,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For 400 years, the King James Version has represented the epitome of the English language in all its power and glory.

Across continents and cultures, its language has changed how we speak, and its claims have changed how we live. This is a book which is both loved by many and despised by some, but which simply cannot be ignored.

So whether you wish to encounter the King James Bible for the first time, or return to it as an old friend, this edition is your ideal companion.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By bookwormsu TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 July 2012
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Illustrated Bible: King James Version (KJV), illustrated with 400 years of Biblical art (Bible Kjv)

This is a must -have item for any household concerned with spiritual life as well as material possessions. This is fantastic value. The book comes in a slip case which is sturdy, and has an illustration on. The actual book is plain cloth bound (the picture that Amazon gives is of the book inside its slipcase which is why you see the illustration) The text is clear, and uncluttered with all those notes King James' bibles have, which impede reading. An an OAP who wears glasses for reading the text looks fine.There is a little bit of see through but hopefully I will get used to that. The version is the traditional King James which I was brought up with. There are italics to denote words the translators inserted (in 1611) to make the sense easier. The original printing of the Authorized Version used roman type to distinguish text supplied by translators, or thought needful for English grammar but not present in the Greek or Hebrew. In the first printing, the device of having different type faces to show supplied words was used sparsely and inconsistently. This is perhaps the most significant difference between the original text and the current text. When, from the later 17th century onwards, the Authorized Version began to be printed in roman type, the typeface for supplied words was changed to italics.

To me it is historically accurate as it is the one used from late 17th century until about 1970, well now really.I bought it to replace a broken backed and yellowing Family Bible bought in 1890 ish by my great grandparents.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jimser10 on 20 Sep 2011
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Over the years I've had several bibles. However this Collins version is the best. It's all there, plain and simple. The pages aren't divided with cryptic notes. This is the one for me
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Hasko on 22 Aug 2011
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An excellent buy at a good price. Good quality bible,decent sized print makes it easily readable, with nice illustrations. Would recommend to anyone.
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70 of 76 people found the following review helpful By John M. Slusser II on 13 Mar 2009
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I am WELL PLEASED with my Collins Authorised King James Bible. I have both read and studied other so-called versions, but this is THE one. And Collins is THE company to get from. Zondervan tampers with the Word of God, Collins keeps it EXACTLY as was translated first by Tyndale and later by those who completed the work. It is refreshing, yes - refreshing, to read the King James, and it has been beautifully done up by Collins. I carry it to meeting now, and am so pleased I made this purchase. Thank you Collins, and thank you Amazon - it was the only way I found it.
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Laird Andrew on 5 Feb 2009
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The Collins KJV is pretty much the standard KJV you can purchase in any high street bookstore and is copyright of the Crown unlike non-UK editions. The quality of the books seems very good, gold gilt edging, soft black leather and about the size of a standard paper back novel(Leather tends to be graded from Bonded, to Morroco and Calf skin with Goat skin being regarded as the best). One feature I did really like about this Collins edition is the simplicity of it, no annoying middle page cross references or footnotes or glossary of bible terms just the straightforward text of the scriptures. There is a couple of maps of the middle east at the back of the book and one or two pages at the front for marriages, births, deaths which seem unnecessary in my opinion. It was also nice to see the original dedication to the king page prior to the main text. Amazing to think in two years time the KJV will celebrate its 400th birthday. I certainly don't consider myself a KJV purist however it is certainly my preferred version. I enjoy the poetic old style English language, which almost adds to the authority although I have no idea why? I grew up reading the KJV during my Sunday school lessons with the Plymouth Brethren back in the 1970's and my COE days in the early 80's so I guess I lean more towards this translation than some of the modern transliterations. I think this edition is suitable to any one who would like to read it regardless of beliefs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Lynette McKeown on 24 July 2013
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I have the kindle version and have tried all avenues to find the table of contents. This is why only three stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 6 Aug 2012
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beautiful bible, great illustrations fantastic buy, very happy with bible plus price. worth every penny really happy came in box too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By cool man foo on 11 May 2012
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this was a good buy, it came on time and i was impressed with the leather cover an book mark which comes in handy,thumbs up from me
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