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Folger Exhibition: The King James Bible

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.015  Friday, 13 January 2012

 

From:         Hannibal Hamlin < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         January 12, 2012 3:52:07 PM EST

Subject:      Re: KJ Bible

 

Thanks to Hardy both for the notice and for the kind words. The exhibition at the Folger closes Jan. 16, alas. (We're now into 2012, which is, unmomentously, the 401st anniversary of the KJV.) The Manifold Greatness website will remain a permanent resource, however, accessible through the Folger site (or directly). And I encourage anyone within reach of the traveling panel shows to visit the host sites. The institutions involved are planning all sorts of supplementary displays and events, focusing on everything from Family Bibles to the KJV and Mormonism. The next three sites are the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/400th-anniversary-of-the-king-james-bible.html), William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi(http://www.wmcarey.edu/news/1/653/WCUtoHostExhibitCele.shtm), and the University of Texas Brownsville. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas Austin will be mounting yet another version of the exhibition, combining loans from the Folger and elsewhere with gems from its own rich collections (http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/). The road leads ever on . . . .

 

There's also a blog attached to the website. Hardy provided some links, but here's another, on the perennially irritating myth of Shakespeare and the KJV:

 

http://manifoldgreatness.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/shakespeare-did-not-write-the-king-james-bible-no-way-no-how/

 

All the best,

Hannibal

 
 

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