On Eagles’ Wings: The King James Bible Turns Four Hundred

Friday, 8 July 2011 - Sunday, 18 September 2011
Location: Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York, United States
Organisation: Museum of Biblical Art
Topic: Bible


To commemorate the 400th anniversary of one of the greatest books in the English language, MOBIA is organizing On Eagles’ Wings: The King James Bible Turns Four Hundred. The exhibition will explore the historic context in which the King James Bible was translated and published beginning with an examination of its predecessors, most notably the Bishop’s Bible sponsored by Queen Elizabeth in 1568 and singled out as the model to which the translators commissioned by King James were to follow as closely as possible. Through printed Bibles, manuscripts, letters, portraits, and visual meditations on the meaning of the biblical text, the exhibition will present the touchstones of the translation process while making palpable through print runs from the 17th through the 21st centuries just how relevant this work was and continues to be for various audiences over generations.

Nida The City of London Westminster Abbey Wallspace Gallery The Scottish Bible Society