Monday, January 10, 2011

King James Bible on Radio 4

A feast of English on the radio. Selections from the Authorised Version of the Bible, as commissioned by King James I/VI, were broadcast on Sunday and are now available as podcasts. I listened while doing the household chores and was struck by the beauty of the language and surprised happily by the number of times common phrases we use today came out of this 400 year old publication. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I used to read lessons in Church at one time.

    The King James Bible is wonderful to read aloud.

    The modern bibles are all incredibly difficult to read aloud - the words just don't fit together.

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