BYU exhibit, lecture will celebrate King James Bible anniversary

Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Sept. 22 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

An authentic replica of the 1611 King James Bible.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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PROVO — A new exhibit and a lecture on Sept. 22 at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library honors the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible. The exhibit is "The Life and Legacy of The King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years" and is on the library's first level.

Kent Jackson of the BYU Religious Education faculty will speak on "The King James Bible: Cast of Characters" at the exhibit's opening lecture on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on level 1 of the library. The lecture and exhibit are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to get a close-up look at a King James Bible from the 1600s as well as many other books that both influenced and were influenced by the King James Bible.

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