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Robert Millett delivers forum address at King James Bible Celebration

BYU-Idaho celebrated the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible during a two-day seminar Sept. 15 and 16. Robert Millett, professor of ancient scripture and emeritus dean of Religious Education at BYU, presented a forum address entitled “Latter-day Saints and the King James Version: A Match Made In Heaven” in the Taylor Chapel, on Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. BYU-Idaho instructors from the departments of English, Music, and Religion followed with individual presentations. The celebration showed the powerful effect the King James Bible has had on these areas in society since its publication in 1611.

In addition to the forum and speaker sessions, guided tours of the McKay Library exhibit “400 Years Young” were available both days from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in McKay 220. The exhibit consists of 29 complete Bibles, 18 leaves depicting the history of the Bible in English, and an original first-edition (1611) King James Bible. Visitors were also able to print a copy of the title page from the King James Bible on the replica Grandin Press.

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