This episode examines vignettes from the life of King James from the time of the publication of the Bible until his death.
Some topics we look at are; what did Archy the Jester say that made James Cry? Who did Princess Elizabeth marry? Who was Jack and Tom and what was their romantic secret mission?
Another topic I will cover is how James finally visited Scotland for the first time in 14 years. On his way there he laid hands on a number of sick people for the healing of the kings evil. What was the kings evil?
We will also cover the death of the queen and sadly, we will cover the death of the King. King James. Who regarded himself as a type of new Solomon, which is where the episode begins. With a comparison between James and Solomon.
In this episode we tackle the final review and editing stages. There were three. Yes, three more stages before the work went to the printers. One of them was not planned. Well not officially. And it was a point of complaint. Oh my.
For added interest we meet the scholar who had to be encouraged by the constabulary to turn up to his work. He complained so loudly about how much work he had to do during the project he was also the only scholar to be paid directly by James. Find out who he was in this exciting episode.
In this episode we examine the translators of the Epistles of the New Testament. Part of our study demonstrates just how much this panel relied on previous English versions of the Bible, especially the Bishop’s Bible. We also examine the Episcopal influence exerted both over and by one of its members in particular.
In this episode we continue our examination of the translators of The Gospels, Acts and the Book of Revelation, The Second Oxford Company. We meet the “most learned man in the day” as well as the only translator to be charged with homicide, an issue that created a great rift in ecclesiastical circles.
In this episode we meet the translators of The Gospels, Acts and the Book of Revelation, The Second Oxford Company. This panel included the most handsome translator (isn’t that something?) and a translator who committed accidental homicide sparking an enquiry with major ecclesiastical ramifications. These are just a couple of interesting highlights of this most interesting, but not the most friendly, group of men who translated the Bible for the king.
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.