This is a BBC documentary about the writing of the King James translation of the Bible. I have no personal interest in religion as faith – only as literature. This film is about the making of a book and the search for effective and beautiful language.
Parts 2 – 4 after the jump…
The Gutenberg Bible from approximately 1455 was the first book printed in Europe with moveable metal type. The BBC reports that Cambridge University is preparing to make a scan of this book available online. Scholars from around the world will soon have access to one of the first printed books in history. The university will also release the first printed edition of Homer’s works.
While this is good news, one does have to wonder what’s taken so long.