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BYU honors 400 years of King James Version with exhibit, lecture Sept. 22

To honor the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the Bible translation known as the King James or Authorized Version, the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University has opened a new exhibition, "The Life and Legacy of The King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years," on the library's first level.

Kent Jackson of the BYU Religious Education faculty will deliver the exhibit’s opening lecture Thursday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on level 1. His address is titled "The King James Bible: Cast of Characters." The lecture and exhibit are free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to get a close up look at a King James Bible from the 1600s as well as many other books that both influenced and were influenced by the King James Bible. 

Jackson was born in Salt Lake City and holds a bachelor's degree in ancient studies from BYU as well as master's and doctoral degrees in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan. Jackson has been at BYU since 1980 and served as the former chair of Near Eastern Studies at BYU.

For more information, contact Maggie Kopp, exhibit curator, at (801) 422-6276, maggie_kopp@byu.edu.

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