King James Bible

[ king-jeymz-bahy-buhl, ]
/ ˈkɪŋ ˈdʒeɪmz ˈbaɪ bəl, /

noun

an English version of the Bible prepared in England under James I and published in 1611.

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Also called King James Ver·sion; Au·thor·ized Ver·sion [aw-thuh-rahyzd vur-zhuhn, -shuhn] /ˈɔ θəˌraɪzd ˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən/ .
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Cultural definitions for King James Bible (1 of 2)

King James Bible

The best-known English translation of the Bible (see also Bible), commissioned by King James I of England and published in the early seventeenth century. It is also known as the Authorized Version. In the late nineteenth century, the Revised Version was published in England.

Cultural definitions for King James Bible (2 of 2)

King James Bible

(1611) The best-known English translation of the Bible (see also Bible). Most biblical quotations in English literature come from the King James Bible. (See also under “Bible.”)

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