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  • Paperback: 1824 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (17 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780199535941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199535941
  • ASIN: 0199535949
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 5.8 x 13 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The World's Classics Bible [is] a quite extraordinary success. It is learned but entirely accessible, full of fascinating information ... and executed with great skill and enthusiasm (Frank Kermode)

[The editors] seem to have read everything ... and their commentary consistently illuminates everything it touches upon, from the meaning of single words to the largest issues ... A magnificent achievement (Gabriel Josipovici)

About the Author

Robert Carroll has taught Semitic languages and the Hebrew/English Bible for 30 years at Glasgow University, where he is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies. Stephen Prickett has held the Chair of English at the Australian National University in Canberra, and has taught at Sussex and Minnesota Universities and Smith College, Massachusetts. He is currently Regius Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University.


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Well this bible is perfect for me. For me the richness of this version of the bible cannot be beaten. I have other versions of the bible but I think that the King James is nearer to the original versions written in Hebrew and Greek. The type face is nice and clear with the verse numbers at the beginning of the line ie each verse starts a new paragraph. Some of my other bibles are quite difficult to read because the print is small and faint but this Oxford World's Classic bible is very easy to read. It also includes the Apocrypha as well as notes on each book of the bible. It was also EXCELLENT value for money
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Book arrived in excellent condition. Ive enjoyed reading it, the print is a good size,
and Im very pleased with it. It's a soft back book, and I made a fabric cover for it.
Its now my primary bible.
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What is the point of reviewing The King James Bible according whether you consider it to be true or not?! Anyone thinking of reading the Bible, in whatever translation, are doing so for their own reasons: whether because they believe it to be the Word of God; or because it is great literature and one of the cornerstones of our Western / English speaking society.
Translations do make a big difference, however. Having done a degree in Theology and studied the Bible in its original languages, I am still amazed to find how much difference the choice of one word over another can make. The influences of the people who translated the particluar version of the Bible have a big influence on the meaning that is put across.
The King James Bible was written in England as a result of the Reformation. It was the first translation of the Bible into English (before that the Latin version had been used by the clergy). The language is undeniably beautiful, very rich and powerful. Recitation of selected texts is a particularly beneficial exercise.
If it is comprehension you are looking for, however, a modern translation may be more helpful. The New Internationalist Version is very good, but sacrifices some of the beauty for the sake of clarity (as do all modern translations)
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The KJV uses as its basis for the New Testament the Textus Receptus, and is far more reliable than most other versions on the market today. The Textus Receptus can be traced right back to 150 AD and is quoted by the early Church Fathers, further, it has been faithfully copied many of times over throughout the Old World throughout the ages. Why would anyone want a version whose authenticity cannot be traced (like most modern versions)? My only fault with this bible is that some people may have difficulty with the Elizabethan English unless they have a small dictionary of KJV English, or some other dictionary, since the meaning of some words have changed since then. However those words are actually comparatively few and scattered and should not detract from your reading. The language of the KJV is not really as difficult as some would make out and if you can read Jane Austen, then you can read this. Thee/Thou/Ye presents little problem and was done to distinguish between you plural and you singular, not to sound churchy. No other bible has the beautiful style of the KJV.
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This review isn't about whether The Bible is or isn't the word of God. This review will treat it as any other book, and especially the benefits of this edition for academics.

The KJV is undoubtedly one of the most influential books in English literature, it's language, syntax, it's imagery and even entire phrases and passages have been massively influential over the four hundred years since it was published.
Translated on the orders of King James, a strong Protestant seeking to remove as much of the Latin and Catholic influences from the Bible, the KJV uses as many words of Anglo-Saxon, Germanic and English origin as possible. So not only is this is great use as far as general Biblical references, I've read parts of several different versions of the Bible for various reasons and the language in this version is beautiful, even though it does sacrifice clarity in some parts.
This version of the Bible is the most referenced, alluded and thematic book in Western Literature in English and, despite the heaviness of this volume it has an extremely helpful introduction and notes section. But that latter goes without saying as it's the Oxford World's Classics series and all their books are very good when it comes to scholarly introductions and explantory notes.

Deuteronomy and Leviticus are boring, Revelation is trippy and the Apocrypha are very interesting.

And the scholarly and academic worth of having your own Bible is well worth the small price.
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I am thrilled with this Bible. I grew up on the KJV but haven't had one for many years, opting instead for a NIV. I was reading a section from Revelation in it and suddenly missed the KJV so much I had to buy one (as much as I love BibleGateway, it's not the same). This afternoon, I referred to manna and my partner wasn't quite sure what I was talking about. I took up my new Bible and found the passage in Exodus and read it aloud to him and oh, the joy of it. Pardon me for waxing lyrical but reading the KJV gives me deep satisfaction.

Now, whatever one thinks or believes, we are talking about a book. This edition is large, yes, but it feels wonderful and who can complain about Michelangelo's Jeremiah (from the Sistine Chapel) on the cover? Despite its size, it's still smaller than my NIV study Bible. I haven't perused the notes yet but there are indeed some rather delicious looking ones at the back outlining each book. I am also very happy this edition includes the Apocrypha.
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