Divine Write: the King James Bible and Scotland, an exhibition celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, is currently taking place in Glasgow’s Mitchell Library. It will run from 9th September 2011 to 14th January 2012. The majority of exhibits featured come from Glasgow University Library Special Collections’ Euing Collection.
The King James Bible (known later as the ‘Authorized Version’) was first printed in 1611 and was an outcome of the Reformation. For centuries this translation has had a powerful impact on Scotland, her people, her culture and her religious life.
The Divine Write exhibition is a unique opportunity to view together in one location:
- Two different copies of the original 1611 edition of the King James Bible
- Almost all of the pre-1611 English Bibles
- Medieval Latin Bibles produced by hand before printing was invented
- The first published Greek text of the New Testament
- The first complete Scottish Gaelic New Testament
- The original Rheims-Douai Bible – the Catholic rival version to the King James Bible
- Post-1611 Bibles printed in Scotland
Why not inspire yourself to visit the real thing by taking a look at our web version of the exhibition?