A Quick Look at the KJV and NIV
The King James Version of the Bible is a very old Bible. It was created in 1611 and was chosen to be the official Bible of the Anglican Church. In addition, it is a translation from the Greek Septuagint, which is the first Greek version of the Old Testament. The King James Version has since been used as the version of the Bible for the Protestant denominations.
The translators of the KJV made many changes, including omitting many of the references to God, to make it more acceptable to the Protestant Christians. The Catholics considered the KJV to be an attempt by Protestant churches to replace the true Word of God.
By the early 1900’s the KJV was regarded as outdated and was being read as a secular text by many of the Americans. Many people preferred to read the New International Version (NIV) and the New American Bible (NAB). These versions are considered to be the more literal translations of the Bible.
The original KJV is not widely used and there are many places on the internet that offer study copies of the KJV, this is a good place to start if you are researching the KJV for your class. Most school libraries and colleges have these translations available and you can request them.
A digital Bible is the electronic translation of the KJV. There are many good quality electronic translations of the KJV available, so do a little research on your own. A digital Bible will allow you to study the Bible at your own pace, it will not only help you with your homework but you can also use the Bible for reference or just to read.
One of the best ways to study the Bible is by reading online editions of the Bible. You can find many online Bible study communities that will allow you to create a private group where you can interact with other people. You can search online for Bible study groups that meet in your area or join one that is near you.
Online Bible study communities allow you to share your experiences with others who are also learning about the Bible. Many of these communities have interactive forums where you can ask questions and participate in discussions.
There are many resources to help you understand the King James Version of the Bible and how it relates to the New International Version (NIV). Hopefully you will be able to find more information on the internet about these Bible translations and the purpose they serve.