Did King James change the Bible? In 1604, England’s King James I authorized a new translation of the Bible aimed at settling some thorny religious differences in his kingdom—and solidifying his own power. But in seeking to prove his own supremacy, King James ended up democratizing the Bible instead.
What was written by King James the First? King James Version (KJV), also called Authorized Version or King James Bible, English translation of the Bible, published in 1611 under the auspices of King James I of England.
How many books did King James take out of the Bible? Preliminary note. There are 80 books in the King James Bible; 39 in the Old Testament, 14 in the Apocrypha, and 27 in the New Testament.
Did King James wrote the book of James? King James I did not write the King James Bible (also called the King James Version or the Authorized Version). He did commission it, however. James made the project his own after Puritans attending the 1604 Hampton Court Conference requested that a new translation of the Bible be made.