Myth or Reality?
For decades or even centuries, the King James Bible has been the subject of some persistent myths and misconceptions. Some are a natural result of its name or its cultural and religious importance. Others reflect a traditional pairing between the 1611 King James Bible and the works of Shakespeare—two enduring, world-class literary achievements that were produced in about the same time and place. (The two were more playfully linked in the Rudyard Kipling story shown here.)