Sir Henry Savile, a King James Bible translator, was born in the building near Bradley, Yorkshire, England, in 1549.
Although he was proficient in Greek, Savile loved mathematics and astronomy. His appointment as a translator of the KJB placed him in the second Oxford company, the group that translated the Gospels, Acts and Revelation.
In 1585, he was elected Warden of Merton College, Oxford. During the period of translation, he offered space in his living quarters as a place where the translators worked.
The room is known as the breakfast room of the former Warden's Lodgings at Merton. Scholars on site affirm that it is the room where the second Oxford company worked. It is highly likely that, among other things, the priceless story of the Savior's birth found in Luke 2 of the KJB was translated there.
- LDS leaders reemphasize protection of...
- Watch: LDS Church news conference about...
- Clark Gilbert named new president of BYU-Idaho
- LDS statement could move Utah...
- 'Studio C' cast talks to LDS teens about...
- See why this Christian mother is giving up...
- LDS Church's official website to evolve over...
- LDS mission president's wife dies
- LDS leaders reemphasize protection of... 173
- Hamblin & Peterson: Bible wars among... 42
- See why this woman's decision not to... 41
- Watch: LDS Church news conference about... 35
- At BYU, Catholic archbishop seeks... 33
- LDS statement could move Utah... 25
- See why this Christian mother is giving... 13
- Some Republican presidential hopefuls... 12