This year, 2011, is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the most influential book in the history of the United States and of the entire English-speaking world. That book is the King James Version of the Bible first published in England in 1611.

The King James Version (KJV), also called the Authorized Version, is the most-read, the most sold, the most-quoted and the most-memorized book in the English-speaking world. It has been in continuous publication since 1611.

The KJV has had a great influence on the language, the culture and the literature of the English-speaking nations, including the United States of America.

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Article by Allan Wall, published December 24th, 2011, on News with Views.