Bluffton, SC – University of South Carolina Beaufort will be hosting The English Bible: An exhibition for the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible on the Hilton Head Gateway Campus. The exhibit will run for the entire month of October in the campus library.
As noted by Melanie L. Hanes-Ramos, Assistant Library Director, “USCB is excited to present this exhibit to our academic and local community as an opportunity to view a unique piece of Bible history which has significantly shaped our language and culture.”
The King James Bible was published in May of 1611. The first Authorized Version drew on a century of earlier translations and Renaissance scholarship to create one uniform translation for public use. In the following centuries, it would become the best-known and most widely reprinted of all Bibles in English.
The exhibit will be on display during regular library hours of operation. For more information, please call 802-8022. The exhibition was mounted from USC Columbia’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections, and curated by Dr. Patrick Scott, Director of the Irvin Department.
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