The Long History of the King James Bible

Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Location: King's College Conference Centre, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Organisation: University of Aberdeen
Topic: Bible


The College of Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen have organised a public lecture series to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are six lectures, all given by specialists in the field, examining the theological, political and sociological context of the KJV, its place in Scottish history and its contributions to English literature.

The Long History of the King James Bible

Dr Eyal Poleg, University of Edinburgh

Eyal Poleg is British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow in the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD is from the University of London and addressed the late medieval Bible in England. In Edinburgh his main research focus in on the material culture of the medieval and early modern Bible. Based on a survey of biblical manuscripts and early prints, he traces the evolution of layout and addenda in English Bibles, from the first mass-produced Bibles of the thirteen century, through the advent of print and the Reformation, to the King James Version of 1611.


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