Thursday, January 20, 2011

Last night,  Donald Keeney began a series of discussions on the origins of the King James version of the Bible. He reminded us that this is the 400th anniversary of the KJV, an edition that was produced and reproduced by hand making for some interesting "translations" which we will look at next Wednesday.

Dr. Keeney is Director of the Booher Library at the Seminary of the Southwest.

Join us for dinner 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6:15 p.m.


  1. Thanks! A big surprise tied into the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Version Bible:

    Two scholars have compiled the first worldwide census of extant copies of the original first printing of the 1611 King James Version (sometimes referred to as the "He" Bible). For decades, authorities from the British Museum, et al., have estimated that “around 50 copies” of that first printing still exist. The real number, however, is quite different!

    For more information, you're invited to contact Donald L. Brake, Sr., PhD, at or his associate David Sanford at You’re also invited to visit the website.