Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Book that changed the world

This year marks 400 years since the first KJV (King James Version) of the Bible was published and today we got to see one of those very first editions:

The picture above doesn't do it any justice at all, it was probably one foot long and about 10 cm wide, that's my guesstimate:) It was massive!

We also got to see some other historical bibles including one of the very first English Bibles put out by William Tyndale, this one dates back to 1551:

(William Tyndale became a martyr for his work in translating the Bible into English! We owe a lot to him!)

and would you believe one owned by Shakespeare:

This is an exhibition being held by the Bible Society of Australia at the moment and it was well worth the hours drive for us! It was truly amazing to see these historical Bibles amongst others. They've named the exhibition: The Book that Changed the World. I can certainly attest to it having changed my life!