Front Matter

The King James Bible and the Restoration

Edited by Kent P. Jackson


To William Tyndale and Joseph Smith


Published by the Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in cooperation with Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City

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Front cover: Detail from title page of 1611 King James Bible.

Back cover: Joseph Smith Seeks Wisdom from the Bible, by Dale Kilbourn. © 1975 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All decorative elements are adapted from artworl within the 1611 King James Bible.

Design and layout by Jeff Wade.


Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

The King James Bible and the Restoration / Kent P. Jackson, editor.

pages cm.

ISBN 978-0-8425-2802-3 (hard cover : alk. paper)

1. Bible—Criticism, interpretation, etc. 2. Restoration of the gospel (Mormon doctrine) 3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Sacred books. 4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Doctrines. I. Jackson, Kent P., editor. II. Title.


BS511.3.K573 2011