Thursday 27 October 2011

The Bible in English - Edinburgh exhibition

From the National Library of Scotland (

Treasures Exhibition
The Bible in English: John Wyclif to King James VI
Daily, Tuesday 2 November 2011 - Sunday 8 January 2012

The history of Bible translations into English was anything but smooth, and the National Library of Scotland collections include significant milestones on this rocky road.

Beginning with a manuscript of a part of the New Testament translated by John Wyclif, the display focuses on 16th century Bibles in English.

The highlight of The Bible in English treasures display is a first edition copy of the King James VI version of 1611, marking the 400th anniversary of the most famous English Bible translation.

More information about our Treasures display is available on the NLS website.


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