Official website for Manifold Greatness. The Manifold Greatness project, marking the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Bible, is jointly produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Related links listed on the Manifold Greatness website.
Rhodes College: 1611 Symposium
The King James Bible Online, including the 1769 Oxford ‘Authorized edition’ of the King James Bible and the original 1611 King James Bible. There are Bible trivia quizzes at the end of each chapter, commentaries, and the ability to leave Bible comments. View Bible Trivia Questions, read the Bible in 2011, or add the Bible to your website!
The King James Bible Trust has been established to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible which was completed in 1611. There have been few more important single publications and its impact through history has been colossal. This website’s aim is to celebrate its impact in history and on language throughout the English speaking world.
Study Bible history online with popular books, texts, and writings on the beginning of the early church. Information found in these resources includes chronological timelines, Biblical facts, and overviews of history of both BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini).
CBN Celebrates 400 Years of the King James Bible. Included: articles, photo galleries, and an online bible.
Related to Shakespeare and Other Literature:
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art, the Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater- and concert-goers.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2011. Containing over 127,500 annotated entries, this collected information is an essential tool for anyone engaged in research on Shakespeare or early modern England.
From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) will contain over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement - all in full digital facsimile from the Early English Books microfilm collection.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from those of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings.
Lexicons of Early Modern English: LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, 1480-1702.
1611 King James Bible: A digital facsimile of the entire 1611 King James Bible from the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image (SCETI) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bible Gateway: Passage search and other Bible study tools for Bibles in multiple languages, including, in English, the King James Bible and the Wycliffite New Testament.
Online Parallel Bible: Parallel view of multiple translations of the same Bible passages, including the King James Bible and the Douai-Rheims Bible.
The Gutenberg Bible: Online Gutenberg Bible exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center. Includes background information, a digital facsimile of the entire Gutenberg Bible, and extensive teacher resources.
The Lollard Society: Includes research and information on John Wyclif and the Wycliffite Bibles.
The Tyndale Society: Information on the early English Bible translator William Tyndale.
Later Uses of the King James Bible:
Emily Dickinson Museum: The former Dickinson family home in Amherst, Massachusetts. Includes information on Emily Dickinson and the church.
Frederick Douglass Historic Site: This National Park Service site in Washington, DC, houses the Douglass Bible.