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King James Version - Cambridge Paragraph Bible

King James Version: Cambridge Paragraph BibleThe Cambridge Paragraph Bible, edited by F.H.A. Scrivener, is a comprehensive and carefully edited revision of the King James Version text. Originally published in 1873, this version presents the text in paragraph form, with poetry formatted into divided lines, and includes the Apocrypha. Scrivener’s revisions are thoroughly documented, including multiple appendices which include translation notes and instances of departure from the original KJV text.

Bringing users the most complete version of a published text is one of our priorities at Logos Bible Software. This is why we are so excited to include Cambridge Paragraph Bible in our electronic library. Originally published in 1873, this revision by F.H.A. Scrivener is a remarkable work of scholarship because of its attention to detail. The in-depth appendices and translation notes provide the reader with excellent background information of this work. Scrivener's revisions to the King James Version and resetting of the text into paragraph and poetic formatting makes this version of the KJV as complete as any other Bible in your electronic library.

Paragraph and Poetic Formatting

One of the best things about the Cambridge Paragraph Bible is the formatting of the text into both paragraph and poetic layouts. This makes reading the KJV verse-by-verse easier than ever. For example, the traditional formatting in the KJV does not break out the poetic sections of the Bible, like Psalms or The Song of Solomon, into poetic verse, but rather displayed the poetic lines in a paragraph formatting. The formatting of the text layout can make a huge difference on the way a verse is read, so finding the easiest and most context-appropriate display style is very important. Sections of poetic verse are displayed as breaking lines in the Cambridge Paragraph Bible, whereas sections of Paul's letters are displayed in a paragraph format more consistent with the letter/exhortation style of the epistle.