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1769 "Revised Standard Oxford Edition" of the 1611 King James Bible Facsimile Reproduction

The most requested facsimile ever is finally available for the first time in history!

In 1769 Dr. Benjamin Blayney completed his revision of the King James Bible and using Dr. Samuel Johnson’s first edition 1755 printing of the Johnson Dictionary the English language “came of age.” Spelling, punctuation, and grammar became standardized making it possible to teach succeeding generations the fledgling languages’ establishment as a great spoken and written language in the world of communication, commerce and education.

Our most popular facsimile in all of our inventory is the 1611 First Edition King James Bible. There are a number of curious comments that we've heard about this exact facsimile and here are just a few:

  • Why are these words spelled so funny?
  • Why is this so difficult to read?
  • Why are there so many punctuation errors?
  • Why are there so many mistakes?

The answer is quite simple to these questions. When the first King James Bible was printed there was not a dictionary. There was not a standarized spelling for most complicated words. The truth is there were many printing mistakes and when Dr. Blayney finished - he had corrected more than 20,000 spelling and punctuation "mistakes" done by Robert Barker and his printing presses that produced the 1611 King James Bible.

To fully understand the incredible story of the King James Bible - every novice or scholar should read this essay (click here) written by the leading authority on the history of the English Bible - Dr. Craig H. Lampe.

The Bible Museum is making it possible for every Bible loving person to own a facsimile of the first edition of the 1769 Revised Standard Oxford Edition King James Bible. This expert facsimile is designed to be displayed at an altar in your church, your business or your home.

These large format 1769 Family Bibles measure a huge 15 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide by 3 inches thick, and they are bound by hand using the most beautiful and most durable cover of Italian Fiscagoma Buffalino selected to last a lifetime of daily use.

This heirloom will be a true collector’s edition to be proudly displayed in observance of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation that we date from Martin Luther nailing the 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517.

The introductory cost for the Bible is $195 for one, or $295 for a carton of two, or $545 for four (two cartons of two), and shipping via Fed Ex Air is FREE. This includes an original revised first edition leaf from the reduced size Bible printed at the same time as the Pulpit  Bible in 1769. The leaf comes with an essay on the history of the first edition King James Bible along with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.




ITEM # FR-HIB: $195 – One 1769 Family Bible

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ITEM # FR-HIB2: $295– Two 1769 Family Bibles

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ITEM # FR-HIB4: $545– Four 1769 Family Bibles

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