Books by Dave Armstrong: “Victorian King James Version of the New Testament: A ‘Selection’ for Lovers of Elizabethan and Victorian Literature”

Books by Dave Armstrong: “Victorian King James Version of the New Testament: A ‘Selection’ for Lovers of Elizabethan and Victorian Literature” July 15, 2014
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Completed on 15 July 2014 and published at Lulu on the same day; 590 pages.

[cover design by Dave Armstrong]

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Question and Answer Exchange (Facebook, 15 November 2013]

Table of Contents 

Introduction [read online; it runs 12 pages]

Bibliographical Source Information [read below]

Matthew [read 5:17-19 on Facebook] [read ch. 16 + comparison to KJV on Facebook]
Mark [read online in its entirety; also source analysis for chapters 1-4]
Luke [read chapter 2 with comparison to KJV, on Facebook]
John [read chapter 1 on Facebook; also 5:17-19 on Facebook]
Acts [read chapter 1 and chapter 15, with comparisons to KJV, on Facebook]
Romans [read 1:18-25, chapter 5, and chapter 8, with comparisons to KJV, on Facebook]
1 Corinthians [read 7:36-38 and commentary on Facebook]
2 Corinthians [read chapter 11 with comparison to KJV, on Facebook]
Ephesians [read chapter 1 on Facebook]
Philippians [read online; includes source analysis and illustration of method, using 3:21]
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians [read comparison of 2:4-7 to KJV, on Facebook]
1 Timothy [read chapter 1 with comparison to KJV, on Facebook]
2 Timothy
Hebrews [read chapter 10 with comparison to KJV, on Facebook]
James [read chapter 1 on Facebook]
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John [read chapters 1 and 2 on Facebook]
2 John
3 John

Revelation [read chapter 4 and chapter 12, with comparisons to KJV, on Facebook]

Bibliographical Source Information


Rheims New Testament, published by the English College at Rheims; principally translated by Fr. Gregory Martin, with assistance from four other men, 1582. Revised by Bishop Richard Challoner: 1750. Public domain. Available online: 

Authorised “King James” Version, “translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised,” 1611. It was translated by 47 men from the Church of England (just one person a layman). Revised for the “Cambridge edition” in 1760 by Francis Sawyer Parris, and again by Benjamin Blayney for a 1769 Oxford version. Public domain. Available online:

Robert Young, Young’s Literal Translation of the Holy Bible (Edinburgh: George Adam Young & Co., 1862; revised by the author in 1887 and again by the publisher in 1898). Public domain. Available online:

Richard Francis Weymouth, The Modern Speech New Testament (London: James Clarke & Co / New York: Baker and Taylor Company, 1903). Public domain. Available online:

Twentieth Century New Testament (Revised edition: London: Horace Marshall & Son / New York and Chicago: The Fleming H. Revell Company, 1904). Translated by 20 non-scholars, all fluent in koine Greek; eventually advised by the scholars J. Rendel Harris and Richard Francis Weymouth. Public domain. Available online:

James Moffatt, A New Translation of the Bible (New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, revised and final edition, 1935; New Testament: primarily 1922 with later minor revisions). Public domain. Available online:
Front and Back Cover Credits and Information

Front cover bottom photograph: Preface from a 1613 printing of the Authorised Version (London: Robert Barker); Courtesy of King James Bible Online.
Front cover top photograph: Revelation 21:4, from the “pen facsimile” Folger copy of the 1611 King James Bible; from the Manifold Greatness Blog.
Back cover photograph: The title page / frontispiece to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version Bible (London: Robert Barker) by Cornelis Boel. It shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally above the central text, which is flanked by Moses and Aaron. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles (with Judas facing away) stand around Peter and Paul. At the very top is the Tetragrammaton, above the Holy Spirit (as a dove). Public domain file available from Wikipedia.

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