In this episode, we take a break from examining the translators and visit King James himself. We look at what he was doing during the translation years 1604 – 1611. James’s battle with the Catholic church on the continent explodes after the “Oath of Allegiance” is passed by Parliament. However, unlike other battles of the era, this is a war of words, and sometimes words hurt.
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This is is part B of a two part series on the First Oxford Company. In this episode we meet the rest of translators of the First Oxford Company whose job it was to translate from Isaiah to Malachi. We discuss a couple of mysteries with regard to a couple of scholars who may or may not have been on this panel. Were there 7 or 8? What were their names? We examine the evidence here.
Following this, we take an ever so brief look at some of their work and we discuss some verses that have come over into American culture through the speech of a famous preacher.
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In this episode we meet the translators of the First Oxford Company whose job it was to translate from Isaiah to Malachi. This is is part A of a two part series on the First Oxford Company. In part A we discuss some of the greatest minds among the translators, one of them so well versed in antique languages he rivals the skills of the grand Lancelot Andrewes himself. We find that some of the better scholars on the First Oxford’s panel were chosen by the Anglican hierarchy for their skills despite the fact that they were Puritans. This point leads us to ponder about the argument that this was an Anglican Bible for an Anglican church. I personally hold the view that there is much more to the King James Version than that but it is an interesting aspect of the research into the World’s best seller. Enjoy the episode and if you like it, please share it.
In this episode we meet the translators of the First Cambridge Company whose job it was to translate 1 Chronicles to the Song of Solomon. You can see an example of their work below, in the antique page from a generously donated pre-1630s King James Bible. The Page is from 1 Chronicles.
In this episode, we meet our first translators. We begin with a brief overview of how the task was divided up between the separate groups of translators. Then we examine our first ten translators, the members of the First Westminster Company. Finally we look briefly at some of their work.
In this episode we look at the rules handed to the translators that they were to follow with regard to the new translation. We begin with a short bio of the man put in charge of putting the rules together and then we go through each and every rule as approved by King James.
In this episode, we go to Hampton Court Palace, where James has convened a conference so that the Puritans can air their grievances about the state of the church in England. But that is not all that happened.
With his joky yet somewhat stinging approach to negotiations, James first takes the Anglican Church to task, but he has saved his best for the Puritans. The atmosphere was described as nasty, yet James, ever the wise king, has a plan. In the midst of the thrust and parry with the Puritans, a suggestion is made for a new translation. Who? Why? Is there more to this than is widely accepted? What does the Geneva Bible have to do with any of this? Find out in Episode 7 of AHOTKJBP. Get it for free. Here. And please, remember to share it!
James had strong views about his religion and he had strong views about the religion of others. In this episode we are going to hear from James just what the ‘trew religion’ is. We will also hear about his disdain for the religious views of two other sects who annoyed him greatly; one for more political reasons, the other for mostly religious reasons.
We will also discover that James was a man of peace and unity, and it is surprising the steps he took to bring about religious and political peace.
Finally we bring to a close our James specific episodes with a brief overview of the man.
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In this episode we discuss the accession of James to the throne of England as James 1. We examine his political style, in particular how different he was to Queen Elizabeth. We also learn of the Millinery Petition, and the impact that had on the development of a new bible.
We also continue to examine James’s family issues, mostly the ongoing struggle over the care of the Crown Prince. Part of this examination includes a heartfelt letter James sends to his Queen. Bring the tissues for this segment.
Finally we explore the Gunpowder plot. How could we not discuss this most audacious of assassination attempts while we are covering this period in the life of King James?
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