This page is a work in progress.
Text Provenance and Acknowledgments
Need for a reference text
- 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.
- With added features suited to the digital age we live in.
- Excluding the Apocrypha.
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|