THE GOSPELS. Authorized King James Version (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)
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A unique edition of the Gospels, in the Authorized King James version, that provides the reader with all the information they could need to appreciate the theological importance and literary and cultural significance of these great writings. Modernized spelling text, laid out in paragraphs for ease of reading, with verse indicators. Invaluable Introduction provides discussion on matters of composition, authorship, and genre; accounts of each of the Gospels, highlighting their characteristics and differences; and the importance of the 1611 translation and its influence. Full Explanatory Notes clarify obscurities and allusions, ranging from aspects of life in first-century Palestine to seventeenth-century phraseology. Glossaries of Words and Terms, Persons, and Places. Chronology of the life of Jesus alongside historical events. Map of Palestine in the time of Jesus. 'Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' Jesus Christ is the central figure in Western culture, and one of the most influential in all human history. Almost everything we know about him is contained in the four narratives of his life, death, and resurrection known as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These form the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, and are regarded by Christians as their most precious and sacred writings. The Gospels are presented here in the words of the Authorized Version, or King James Bible, first published in 1611. This is the most widely-read translation of the Bible ever made, famous for the beauty and power of its language. The spelling of the original has been modernized, and the text is laid out in paragraphs for ease of reading. The Introduction guides the reader through the four Gospels in turn, highlighting how each offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus. Readership: Readers of all faiths wanting a better understanding of the Gospels, especially Christian readers and readers of classic literature; students of theology, English Literature, especially Early Modern Writing, interdisciplinary courses on Literature and Religion.
- ISBN: 0199541175
- EAN: 9780199541171