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The King James Bible

Corpus and ‘Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the Making of the King James Bible'

The Bodleian Libraries Summer Exhibition, ‘Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the Making of the King James Bible' (22 April-4 September 2011), features many items from Corpus' collection of early printed books and its archives. John Rainolds, President from 1598 to his death in 1607, proposed the idea of a new translation in 1604, and one of the two Oxford translating committees met in Corpus.

In Hilary Term 2011, a series of ‘Manifold Greatness' lectures was held at the College as a prelude to the exhibition.  They are now available as audio and video podcasts on iTunes U, under the title ‘King James Bible Lectures'.

For further information on the exhibition, see: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/exhibitions

The Bodleian exhibition is linked with the ‘Manifold Greatness' exhibition opening at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, in late September 2011. As part of that collaboration, a ‘Manifold Greatness' website has just been launched by the Folger: www.manifoldgreatness.org

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