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Authorized Version

Authorized Version. An English translation of the Bible published in 1611. It was ordered by King James I (hence the American name ‘King James Version’) and was the work of c.50 scholars. The words ‘Appointed to be read in Churches’ appear on the title-page, but it has never otherwise been ‘authorized’.

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Authorized Version

Authorized Version an English translation of the Bible made in 1611 at the order of James I and still widely used, though never formally ‘authorized’. Also called the King James Bible.

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Authorized Version

Authorized Version. See Bible.

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