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Celebrating the King James Bible

At Brigham Young University, the spotlight is shining on the King James Bible, which was first published during the year 1611.  To celebrate the King James version’s 400th  anniversary, during the month of February BYU has hosted a university forum address by Bible scholar David Norton, and the Religious Studies Center will present a symposium on the role of the King James translation in the Restoration.  In conjunction with this symposium, L. Tom Perry Special Collections will host a small exhibit of King James Bibles in our collections, including a first edition of the King James Bible and a Bible owned by Hyrum Smith.  The Bibles will be displayed Feb. 23-Mar. 4, 2011 in Special Collections’ lobby area during our’ normal operating hours.

The Harold B. Lee Library will present a major exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of the King James Bible later this year.  It is scheduled to run from August 2011-May 2012 on level 1 of the library.

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