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1715 Apocrypha

This is the first page of the 1715 Apocrypha scanned from our original 1715 Bible. The image on the left is our original scan. The image on the right is after I cleaned that page up. David Moody scanned this entire Apocrypha for us. Question: “Was the Apocrypha in the original King James Bible? If so, why is it not in there now?” Answer: For a really detailed answer go to pages 222-228 of Alister McGrath’s book, “In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture”. It’s a complicated story that went on for centuries. It involves theology, but was finally decided by money. The answer is that it was in the original 1611 King James Bible. It remained in most published King James Bibles until 1826 when the missionary societies removed it for financial reasons. The first English-language Bible printed in North America in 1782 by Robert Aitken’s did not have the Apocrypha within. I believe that it is not there because Aitken was in a very big hurry to get that “Bible of the Revolution” into the hand of every Revolutionary War Soldier before the war ended. It wasn’t until 1826 that the Apocrypha disappeared from most all King James Bibles. Today, it is mostly impossible to get a major Protestant biblical publisher to allow the Apocrypha to be printed within a Bible, even when printing a reproduction that originally had it within. I make two different versions of the 1733 Bible. One contains the Apocrypha ($745) and one without the Apocrypha, ($625). Most reenactors order the less expensive version; again because of money. I also make the 1715 Apocrypha as a stand-alone book, $225. Learn more about my 1733 Bible at the link below: