King James Bible, “He” Version
First Edition, “He” Version. The King James Bible, “He” Version published in 1611 by Robert Barker. The volume includes the Old and New Testaments as well as the genealogies of the Holy Scriptures. There were two editions of the King James Bible printed in 1611, which are distinguished by the printing of Ruth 3:15; the first edition reading “he went into the city,” where the second edition reads “she went into the city.” The present copy of the King James Bible is the “He” Version. King James I commissioned a new English translation of the Bible in 1604 at the Hampton Court Conference: a meeting of representatives from the Church of England to correct earlier Puritan translations of the Bible.
The King James Bible translation was conducted by forty-seven Church of England scholars and completed in 1611. The scholars translated the Old Testament from Aramaic and Hebrew, the Apocrypha from Latin and Greek, and the New Testament from Greek. The King James Bible contains thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, fourteen books of the Apocrypha, and twenty-seven books of the New Testament.
The King James Bible translation is noted for its style, its influence on English culture and religion, and its influence on the English-speaking world as a whole.