The Authorized Version
Authorized Au"thor*ized, a. 1. Possessed of or endowed with authority; as, an authorized agent. [1913 Webster]

2. Sanctioned by authority. [1913 Webster]

{The Authorized Version} of the Bible is the English translation of the Bible published in 1611 under sanction of King James I. It was ``appointed to be read in churches,'' and has been the accepted English Bible. The Revised Version was published in a complete form in 1855. [1913 Webster]


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  • The Authorized Version —     The Authorized Version     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Authorized Version     Name given to the English translation of the Bible produced by the Commission appointed by James I, and in consequence often spoken of as King James s Bible . It… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • (the) Authorized Version (of the Bible) — Библия короля Якова, санкционированная версия Библии King James Version, contents …   The King James version of the Bible

  • (the) Revised Version — the Revised Version [the Revised Version] (abbr the RV) a version of the Bible produced in Britain in 1881–95, based on the ↑Authorized Version but using more modern lan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Authorized Version — noun an English translation of the Bible published in 1611 • Syn: ↑King James Version, ↑King James Bible • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Bible, ↑Christian Bible, ↑Book, ↑Good Book, ↑Holy Scripture …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Revised Version of the Bible — Revise Re*vise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revising}.] [F. reviser, fr. L. revidere, revisum, to see again; pref. re re + videre, visum, to see. See {Review}, {View}.] 1. To look at again for the detection of errors; to re[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Authorized Version — n. the revised English translation of the Bible published in England in 1611 with the authorization of King James I: also called King James Version …   English World dictionary

  • Authorized Version, The — • Historical background on the AV, also called the King James Bible Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Authorized Version — ► NOUN ▪ an English translation of the Bible made in 1611, at the order of James I …   English terms dictionary

  • The New Authorized Version — Bible translation infobox translation title=New Authorized Version in Present Day English full name=AV7, The New Authorized Version in Present Day English abbreviation=AV7 textual basis=claimed to be same as King James Version of the Bible… …   Wikipedia

  • Authorized Version — The English translation of the Bible published in 1611; though not formally ‘authorized’, it was generally adopted within a generation for public reading in church. The work was initiated at the Hampton Court Conference of 1604 called by King… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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