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The King James Version of the Christian Bible is also known as the "Authorized Version" (AV) and is often abbreviated as AV 1611 (as it was originally published in 1611). The [[New Testament]] portion relied on the [[Textus Receptus]] (received text) as published by [[Erasmus]] while the [[Old Testament]] was translated from the [[Masoretic Text]].
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The '''King James Version''' ('''KJV'''), also known as the '''Authorized Version''' ('''AV'''), is the English translation of the [[Christian]] [[Bible]] initiated under the order of [[Wikipedia:James I of England|King James I of England]] and first published in 1611 (for which reason it is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation "AV 1611").
  
==King James Only==
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The [[New Testament]] portion relied on the Greek [[Textus Receptus]] (literally, "received text") as published by [[Erasmus]] beginning in 1516, while the [[Old Testament]] was translated from the Hebrew [[Masoretic Text]] as published in 1524–5. The KJV originally included the [[Apocrypha]], as well, although beginning in the 19th century, most printed versions have omitted these.
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The KJV was the third officially sanctioned translation of the Bible into English, after the ''[[Wikipedia:Great Bible|Great Bible]]'' produced under King Henry VIII (first printed in 1539) and the ''[[Wikipedia:Bishop's Bible|Bishop's Bible]]'' of 1568.
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==King James only==
 
Many Christian organizations believe that the King James version is the only English-language translation authorized by [[God]]. Many have gone to great lengths to discredit other translations, publishing books and web sites devoted to exposing all of the "mistakes" in other versions. The translators, historians and Biblical scholars in all camps have launched attacks and provided apologetic defenses for the competing positions.
 
Many Christian organizations believe that the King James version is the only English-language translation authorized by [[God]]. Many have gone to great lengths to discredit other translations, publishing books and web sites devoted to exposing all of the "mistakes" in other versions. The translators, historians and Biblical scholars in all camps have launched attacks and provided apologetic defenses for the competing positions.
  
The net result of this 'Bible Bickering' is a wealth of information which clearly casts doubt on all versions and demonstrates that all claims of authority are religious opinions that cannot be supported by empirical evidence.
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The net result of this "Bible Bickering" is a wealth of information which clearly casts doubt on all versions and demonstrates that all claims of authority are religious opinions that cannot be supported by empirical evidence.
  
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[[Category:Bible]]

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The King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version (AV), is the English translation of the Christian Bible initiated under the order of King James I of England and first published in 1611 (for which reason it is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation "AV 1611").

The New Testament portion relied on the Greek Textus Receptus (literally, "received text") as published by Erasmus beginning in 1516, while the Old Testament was translated from the Hebrew Masoretic Text as published in 1524–5. The KJV originally included the Apocrypha, as well, although beginning in the 19th century, most printed versions have omitted these.

The KJV was the third officially sanctioned translation of the Bible into English, after the Great Bible produced under King Henry VIII (first printed in 1539) and the Bishop's Bible of 1568.

King James only

Many Christian organizations believe that the King James version is the only English-language translation authorized by God. Many have gone to great lengths to discredit other translations, publishing books and web sites devoted to exposing all of the "mistakes" in other versions. The translators, historians and Biblical scholars in all camps have launched attacks and provided apologetic defenses for the competing positions.

The net result of this "Bible Bickering" is a wealth of information which clearly casts doubt on all versions and demonstrates that all claims of authority are religious opinions that cannot be supported by empirical evidence.

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