Man completes handwritten Bible after seven years

SPENCERTOWN, N.Y., May 12 (UPI) -- In front of a small crowd at a church in New York, a man named Phillip Patterson completed his handwritten King James Bible after working on it for seven years.

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Britain says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher

Britain says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- Britain said farewell to ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Wednesday as dignitaries attended her funeral and protesters lined the procession route.

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English changes reflected in 'chillax'

BANGOR, Wales, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Welsh linguistics professor's list of 100 words representing changes to the English language included "Watergate," "chillax," "LOL" and "dude."

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Cameron: Britain a Christian country

Cameron: Britain a Christian country

OXFORD, England, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Prime Minister David Cameron, at a service celebrating the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, described Britain as a Christian country.
Service celebrates King James Bible

Service celebrates King James Bible

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II joined dignitaries of the Church of England for a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
Man tweets entire New Testament

Man tweets entire New Testament

GRAYSLAKE, Ill., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A member of an Illinois church said it took him eight months to publish the entire New Testament on Twitter.

Bible sale earns British monks $230,000

GLOUCESTER, England, April 14 (UPI) -- A group of Benedictine monks in Gloucestershire, England, have earned $230,000 by selling their community's collection of bibles and religious texts.

A rare find in a Virginia dumpster site

DANVILLE, Va., July 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. electrician has made a rare discovery at a Pittsylvania County, Va., dumpster site -- a 188-year old King James Bible.

Devil of a date dawns

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Satan worshippers came out in force at the dawning Tuesday of the sixth day of the sixth month of the century's sixth year, a number the Bible deems Satanic.

Appeals court to decide Bible display

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court is deciding whether a monument at the Harris County courthouse in Austin, Texas, is religious or a secular tribute. A lower court judge ordered an open copy of the King James Bible removed from the display, initially erected in the

Guantanamo detainee sues to get Bible

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A former Pakistani businessman and accused al-Qaida operative held two years at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued to get a copy of the King James Bible.

Judge orders Bible removed from courthouse

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Bible displayed in a monument outside a county courthouse in Houston must be removed. U.S. District Judge Sim Lake said the Bible must be removed within 10 days and the Harris County must pay $41,000 in court costs and

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Genesis 1:1 in other translations

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 in other translations

The Authorized King James Version is an English translation by the Church of England of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. First printed by the King's Printer, Robert Barker, this was the third such official translation into English; the first having been the Great Bible commissioned by the Church of England in the reign of King Henry VIII, and the second having been the Bishop's Bible of 1568. In January 1604, King James I of England convened the Hampton Court Conference where a new English version was conceived in response to the perceived problems of the earlier translations as detected by the Puritans, a faction within the Church of England.

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