The King James Bible Trust Down-under

Date Published: Wednesday, 1 June 2011

"The Book that Changed the World", an exhibition of old editions of the Bible to mark the 400th year of the KJB, was launched last week in Parliament House, Canberra.

The exhibition, which includes William Shakespeare’s Bible and the original translation notes for aboriginal Bibles, will tour in Australia until February 2012 and is hosted by Bible Society Australia. Their CEO, Dr Greg Clarke, said the event aimed to make "the Bible a public document" and increase awareness of its global impact.

The King James Bible Trust were honoured to have Peter J Evans FCA as their representative at the Launch. Peter (a Non-Executive Director of the Ramsay Healthcare Board in Australia) is a member of the Parish council of St Jude’s Anglican Church, Bowral, and is chairman of the Shoalhaven Anglican School, New South Wales. In his address, he stressed the importance of the Authorised Version, saying it is "the life changing and life saving Word of God".

The keynote speaker at the launch was Dr John Harris who brought the historical significance of the Bibles on display to life. Dr Harris was awarded the only Lambeth Doctor of Divinity degree in 2010 by The Archbishop of Canterbury. This was in recognition of his scholarly work and efforts in raising awareness of indigenous issues within the church and the wider Australian community.

More information about the exhibition and Australia’s celebrations of the anniversary can be found here:

King James Bible Music
The King James Bible Events Map
Historic Royal Palaces Museums, Libraries, Archives - London Society of Biblical Literature The Scottish Bible Society The American Bible Society