A friend of our family’s has been centrally involved in the creation of a very helpful website on the creation and afterlife of the King James Bible. To visit the site, called “Manifold Greatness,” click here. The site, of course, was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1611 KJV. It 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. The title Manifold Greatness, referring to the multi-faceted or “manifold” influence of the KJV, is taken from the version’s dedication to King James, which begins, “Great and manifold were the blessings” when God made James the king of England.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
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Duties of a son, from The Story of Aqhat: To erect a stele for his ancestral gods; to build a family shrine in the sanctuary; to guard his footsteps from earth to underworld; to take his hand when he is drunk; to put his arm over one's shoulder when he is full of wine; to eat a funeral meal in the temple of Ba'al; to offer a sacrifice in the house of El.