Posts Tagged ‘King James Version’

Really enjoyed chatting with Glen Scrivener at Bible By The Beach this weekend.  Glen has been blogging through phrases from the King James Version of the bible this year over at The King’s English. And he’s just released this terrific video in which he cleverly puts together in verse more than 100 phrases from the KJV. You’ll be amazed at how many are familiar.

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I’ve loved Jan Pienkowski’s illustrations since I was a child and last week I found out that his illustrated version of the story of Easter is available to read online. The words are from Luke’s gospel and the King James Version of the bible.

His site has some other lovely online reads and all sorts of lovely kids’ stuff to do. Perfect for the Easter hols!

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I’m sure most of you have clocked that it’s the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Authorised Version of the bible, also known as the King James Version or KJV. This bible translation had a profound effect on the English language, as well as on the people of England and the English speaking world. There are lots of things going on this year to celebrate, including a whole day of bible readings on Radio 4.

Glenn Scrivener, who blogs very thoughtfully over at Christ the Truth, has a special website going for the year, The King’s English, where he’s blogging daily on phrases from the KJV that have passed into (more or less) common usage in the English language. If you love words, or if you love the Word,  go and see what Glenn has to say. Today, for instance, he’s posted on ‘Be fruitful and multiply’.

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