King James Bible FAQs

The King James Bible presents a paradox. It is one of the best known and most frequently printed books in the English language, still read and used in worship, and familiarly quoted in books, films, poems, songs, and speeches. But at the same time, the story of the King James Bible is largely unknown. How was it produced? Why is it called the King James Bible? Choose a question to find out—and explore the rest of this site to learn more.

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What is the real name of the King James Bible?

Who translated the King James Bible?

Where and how did the translators do their work?

Why is there a section called the Apocrypha in the 1611 King James Bible?

How was the King James Bible received?

Are there other Bibles from its time that are still widely read today?

The Prince Henry Bible, 1611. The Collection of the Washington National Cathedral.

The Prince Henry Bible. Bible. English. Authorized. London: Robert Barker, 1611. Arms of Prince Henry, son of James I. The Collection of the Washington National Cathedral.