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Wilson exhibits display KJV history

Note the information on two Wilson exhibits marking the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible


July-August 2011
KJV and American History & Culture
first floor display cases in Wilson Reference
view the three posters together
larger files (may take longer to load):
KJV and the U.S. Constitution poster
KJV Lost in Translation? poster
KJV and American Education poster


November 2011-February 2012
The Word Made Flesh
Libraries Exhibits
Free and open to the public
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, this exhibit will feature examples of biblical texts, including medieval manuscripts and facsimiles. Highlights will include two leaves from the 42-line Gutenberg Bible; the original New Testament portion of the King James Bible; other early printings such as the Geneva Bible and the "Breeches" Bible; and related works stemming out of the Reformation such as publications, broadsides, and pamphlets from Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and others.

More information:


Levinson, Bernard M., and Joshua A. Berman. "Scripture, Statecraft,
and the American Founding: The King James Bible at 400." The History
Channel Magazine
special supplement, November 2010, pp. 1-11.

see also the KJV400 page

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