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King James Bible
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1285  Monday, 26 June 2000.

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Friday, 23 Jun 2000 11:32:31 -0700
Subject:        King James Bible

Remember when seeing those words in the subject line make you reach for
your delete button?  Relax, I'm not going to make any silly claims about
references to playwrights embedded in the Psalms.

Now if you want to talk Maccabees....

No, I'm being silly.  Very silly, actually, if you know your KJB.  I
found the following (edited) announcement in the 5/8/00 issue of
Publisher's Weekly.  Sorry it is so late.  As usual I am behind in my
reading.

"The team of English translators who put together the immortal King
James version of the Bible created a great literary work, yet
comparatively little is known about them.  A book that HarperCollins's
Larry Ashmead has just signed will put them in the spotlight at last.
Titled God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible, it was
hatched by agent Scott Waxman and Ashmead together.  Waxman had the idea
for the book, and the editor helped find the right writer: Adam
Nicolson, son of Nigel...   the book, due for delivery in December 2001,
will paint a vivid picture of 17th-century England as well as the
team..."

Cheers,
Mike Jensen
 

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