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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

English language: its debt to the King James Bible

A fly in the ointment? David Crystal assesses the influence of the King James Bible on the development of English.

A free article from Oxford University Press!
To say that the King James Bible has been influential over the last 400 years is a statement of the obvious. But had you stopped to think about the significance of the King James Bible upon the English language? A short, readable article has been written for the Oxford English Dictionary, by Professor David Crystal, author of a new book on this topic. Read it here.

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