1611 King James Bible, 1st Edition – 1st Printing Facsimile
Beautiful Original 1611 King James Version
Very Ornate – Original Artwork – Gothic Type
The 1611 King James Bible was written more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different.
This Edition Facsimile Reproduction of the 1611 First Edition King James Bible (KJV, KJB) measures approximately 11 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches thick, and weighs about 10 pounds! Can you imagine how beautiful this will look on your bookshelf?
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History of the King James Bible on DVD w/digital copy of the King James Bible.
Bonus Movie: Why the King James?
The King James Bible Companion
*FREE ORIGINAL PAGE/LEAF FROM A 1650 or earlier King Kames Bible
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Do not confuse our photographic facsimiles with small, cheap, “reprints” you may have seen. The popular Thomas Nelson or Hendrickson Publishers “1611 Edition” mass-marketed Bible, for example, is NOT a true facsimile (nor do they claim it is). It is a totally new type setting in a strange semi-modern Roman Style Type Face without the original woodcut decorative accents or beautiful Gothic Black-letter Style Typeface found in the original. Such reprints may maintain the ancient spellings, but they do not LOOK anything like an original 1611.
If you are looking for a beautiful, affordable, authentic copy of the original 1611 King James Bible to use as a desk-reference or bookshelf-reference piece (like a dictionary)…then this is the Bible for you. Our 1611 facsimile makes the perfect Christmas Gift. You may even wish to purchase one of the gorgeous 1611 King James Bible for yourself and one for a Christmas gift. This Edition Facsimile Reproduction of the 1611 First Edition King James Bible measures approximately 11 inches tall by 8.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches thick, and weighs about 10 pounds. (So actually… it’s fairly large and heavy book).
The binding is hardcover black imitation leather with gold stamping along the spine. Each page was computer-scanned from the original, and printed on heavy cream paper. In a much more manageable “medium-folio” size, rather than the original “giant pulpit folio” size, it remains otherwise an exact photographic duplicate of the very first press run of world’s most beloved book. Most people have never seen what the original King James Bible looks like, and having one in your home will provide you with a great conversation-piece, and an object of great beauty.
The 1611 King James Bible was written more than four hundred years ago when the English language was different. The original 1611 A.D. text, written in Early Modern English, shows the language with its Latin influence. Spelling was in Jacobean style which was not entirely standardized, but could be read phonetically. The original typeface was in Gothic style. Although both the typestyle and the older language of the 1611 version may be considered difficult to read by some 21st Century English readers, the translators produced an accurate translation known for its beauty, cadence, and poetic feel.
JOHN 3:16 The 1611 original (with Gothic type)
For God so loued þ world, that he gaue his only begotten Sonne:
that whosoeuer beleeueth in him, should not perish, but haue euerlasting life.
JOHN 3:16, a 1900-1970 Cambridge Edition of King James Bible (based on 1769 version)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
U = V (Example: loued = loved; gaue = gave)
y with ‘e’ above it was used as represent the ‘thorn’ character, which means ‘the’)
nn (Sonne = Son)
Other spelling differences
V = U (Example: vnto = unto | See John 1:11. As a variation of the same letter, ‘V’ was used at the beginning of a word and ‘U’ within. )
VV = W (Example: svvord = sword) [The V was called a ‘U’, this is why we still call a W a ‘double U’]
I = J (Example: Iesus = Jesus | See John 1:17)
Long “s” letters look similar to “f” letters (Notice the ‘Old Testament’ type example on the right)
The Modern “Translations” Based on the Corrupt Alexandrian Texts
(NLT, NIV, ESV, HCSB, ISV [Unique Son], NHEB, WEB, etc.)
For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
There are two problems here.
1) The so-called modern translations deny the deity (meaning He is not God) of Jesus Christ by removing the begotten. There are many other places they deny His deity as well.
2) They promote us, man. We no longer have everlasting life. We have, eternal life, JUST LIKE GOD!
The WNT or Weymouth New Testament, the YLT or Young’s Literal Translation as well as several others take the corruption even further…in fact, in the opposite direction of the other Modern Versions as mentioned above.
WNT, “For so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son,
that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.”
1) Denies the deity of Jesus Christ.
2) Changes Everlasting to “Life of Ages“
YLT, “for God did so love the world, that His Son —
the only begotten — He gave, that every one who is
believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.”
1) “May not.” That does not sound so definite. WOW. I hope I have everlasting life.
2) Changes Everlasting to “life age-during.”
Life of Ages? life age-during? To be honest, I am not even certain what that means.
There is so much more…please contact me if you are interested in learning more. In the meantime, stick to God’s Word! Stick to the KING JAMES VERSION!
*FREE ORIGINAL PAGE/LEAF!
These leaves measure approximately 8 to 9 inches tall by 6 to 7 inches wide. They were printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet, not wood-pulp paper like books today, so they remain in excellent condition… even after nearly 400 years. Each leaf is a unique piece of ancient artwork, carefully produced one-at-a-time by the King’s printers using a movable-type press, and later bound together into whole Bibles. These genuine original antiquities are very rare and precious pieces of our history.