Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

31 May 2015

1611 KJV Discovered

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_82944747_therarebiblewillbeondisplayatthechurchingisburnthissaturdayWhen the King James Version was published in 1611, there were actually two printed editions, with 450 variations in the biblical text (Norton, Textual History of the King James Bible, 173–79). These are commonly called the “He” and “She” Bibles, from their respective readings in Ruth 3:15 (“he went into the city” and “she went into the city”). The “He” edition is commonly believed to be the first and the “She” the second.

A rare “She” KJV, said to be worth about £50,000, has recently been discovered in a Lancashire village church.