This page is a work in progress.
This page is intended to provide a more detailed background and description for the one module for which the OSIS XML source text is maintained by CrossWire volunteers. All other modules are based on source text from external providers.
The KJV module was one of the earliest to be released and distributed by CrossWire after The SWORD Project was launched. It remains one of the most frequently downloaded modules in all our repositories.
Text Provenance and Acknowledgments
Need for a reference text
The CrossWire KJV is meant to be the faithful e-text edition of the 1769 KJV. To that end it needs to be diligently checked against a reference standard for accuracy.
- the confusion regarding the text of the KJV.
- how the 1769 KJV in relation to other editions.
- the variations found in modern KJV.
- the KJV-only movement.
When Project KJV2006 was started, there was no authoritative edition of Benjamin Blayney's 1769 Oxford edition of the KJV. All the modern versions available differed substantially.
The Old Scofield Study Bible was used for version 2.3 to 2.10 and was chosen for the following reasons:
Crown copyright, Letters Patent and the KJV
In the United Kingdom, the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible is protected by royal prerogative. "There is a small class of materials where the Crown claims the right to control reproduction outside normal copyright law due to Letters Patent issued under the royal prerogative. This material includes the King James Bible, and the Book of Common Prayer." See Crown copyright.
In most of the world, the Authorized Version has passed out of copyright and is freely reproduced. In the United Kingdom, the British Crown restricts production of the Authorized Version per transitional exemptions from the Copyright Act 1775 (which implemented this clause) in the Copyright, Designs and patents Act 1988 (Schedule I, section 13(1)), which expire in 2039. Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, HarperCollins and the Queen's Printers have the right to produce the Authorized Version. See King James Bible.
While the KJV was a module at CrossWire prior to version 2.0, this is the earliest for which dates can be determined. Dates prior to version 2.3 are best estimates.
|2.10||Future|| Improved OSIS markup.
|2.9||2016-01-21|| Improved OSIS markup.
|2.8||2015-12-20|| Improved OSIS markup.
|2.7||2015-08-09||Fixed bugs preventing the display of some Strong's Numbers.|
|2.6.1||2014-02-15||Added GlobalOptionFilter for OSISLemma|
|2.6||2013-10-05||Fixed bugs. Added Greek from TR.|
|2.4||2009-05-29||Fixed bugs. Updated red-letter markup of Word of Christ.|
|2.3||2006-10-09|| Fixed bugs. See: Project KJV2006
|2.2||2004-07-25||Updated to 20040121 snapshot of KJV2003.|
|2.1||2003-06-24|| Changed Old Testament to use OSIS tags, removing the last of the GBF markup.|
Also updated to 20030624 snapshot of KJV2003. Compressed.
|2.0||2003-01-08||Changed New Testament to use a snapshot of the KJV2003 Project|