The Bible in English - the King James Version
The King James Version, also known as the King James Bible or Authorized Version, is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, commissioned in 1604 and completed as well as published in 1611 under the sponsorship of James VI and I.
The books of the King James Version include the 39 books of the Old Testament, an intertestamental section containing 14 books of the Apocrypha, and the 27 books of the New Testament. Noted for its "majesty of style", the King James Version has been described as one of the most important books in English culture and a driving force in the shaping of the English-speaking world.This King James Version gives the Oxford standard text, i.e. the text as revised by Benjamin Blayney at Oxford in 1796, and omits the Apocrypha. The text of this King James Version is in the public domain. Brill has created CTS compliant TEI XML for it. The resulting publication is in Open Access.
Brill Polyglot Bible is not a scholarly publication. It is a showcase of possibilities.
The aim is to collect the books of the Bible in the major languages of the ancient world and to publish them in CTS compliant TEI XML on Brill Scholarly Editions.
In this way, each Biblical passage has a persistent and unique identifier and can be retrieved. This means, for example, that a reference to a Biblical passage in a monograph or journal article can be turned into a hyperlink, so readers can review the passage and its context.
A further possibility is to connect the passages to Biblical iconography using the Iconclass classification system, so readers can go from, for example, an image of the annunciation in the Lexikon der christlichen Ikonographie Online to Luke 1:26-38 in the Brill Polyglot Bible and vice versa.
Brill Polyglot Bible is in Open Access.