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King James Bible 400th Anniversary Gets Shakespearian Reading

Apr 20th, 2011 | By
King James Bible 400th Anniversary Gets Shakespearian Reading

All through Holy Week, Shakespearian actors at the Globe Theater are performing a marathon reading to mark the King James Bible 400th Anniversary (King James Version, or KJV) celebration. The reading began Tuesday and will continue through Easter Monday on April 25. The genesis of the KJV began in 1604, when King James I authorized a committee to create an official translation of the Bible for the Church of England, in response to Puritan challenges to Anglican authority. The project was completed in 1611, and for the next two centuries the KJV remained the standard Bible among English speakers.